All residents of Doxey will be aware that demolition of the Universal (Saint-Gobain) works is well underway to make room for the new Western Access Route. It is possible timely to remind people of the days when the site employed over 1,500 many from Doxey. This aerial photo shows the site in 1946. Click on image for larger version.
For more aerial photos see Doxey Yesterday - Doxey from the air
Visitors to this site will have noticed that there have have been virtually no updates for the last two or three years [up to 2019]. With the demise of the Community Association in 2015 the original purpose of the website has gone.
However as webmaster I am reluctant to close the site and lose the material that has been added over the last 12 years.
We will make no attempt to keep up to date with local news which is available from many other sources :
but will provide a site to talk about the History and Geography of the Doxey area.
With the 'Mallard Walk' estate being built as the first phase of the Burleyfields development, Doxey is continuing to grow and we will continue to provide up-to-date maps of the area (with data from the Open Street Map project).
If you have any thoughts on what we should be including please email me - webmaster at doxeyca.org.uk
Craft and Chat Group meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at St Thomas' & St Andrews Church, Doxey, 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.
Cost is £2 per person, which includes tea/coffee.
We share our skills amongst each other and have a chat as we work. Come and join us - everyone is welcome, you don't have to be an expert!.
For info - please contact Denise on 07923564094
Coffee morning at St Thomas' & St Andrews Church, Doxey,
Every Monday 10.00 - 11.00 a.m.
All Welcome - Come along for a chat and a Coffee (or tea or oxo !) and a cake
For info - please contact Pat on 01785 258 610
[11th Aug 2019] Started to update it again.
[27th March] If you are using a smaller screen and cannot see the navigation menu - touch (mouse) the page title area (The Ducks !) to make it visible.
[20th March 2017] Over the next few weeks? (months??, years???) the site is being updated to incorporate some of the web developments that have taken place over the last decade or so. This should, among other things, enable it be more accessible on mobile devices. This involves the webmaster trying to get to grips with new technology. Therefore is is possible that the site might not always be as tidy and usable as it should be. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.