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If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.
Stairlifts Gloucester – Stairlifts Gloucestershire
Welcome to Gloucester in the South West of England. What’s special about Gloucester? Well apart from the fact that Castle Comfort Stair Lifts can be relied on to provide all your mobility needs, the county of Gloucestershire is bordered by seven other counties.
But first of all let’s tell you about stairlifts as supplied by Castle Comfort. We are the national agents for all stairlift manufacturers in the UK so we are sure to have the right one for you! And you can rest assured our advice will be unbiased! So whether you need a straight, curved, perch or even a reconditioned stairlift, we’re your man – or rather you’re men and women!
If you’d like to know more, why not give us a call on
01179 059 177 .
Location and history
The county of Gloucestershire as we mentioned is bordered by 7 counties: Monmouthshire in Wales, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and Somerset. The county flower has been named by the Plantlife – the wild plant conservation charity - as the wild Daffodil.
Gloucester the city sits almost equidistant between Bristol (32 miles) and Birmingham (45 miles), on the eastern banks of the River Severn, with the Cotswold hills to the east, the Forest of Dean to the west and the Malvern Hills to the north.
The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal runs from Gloucester Docks down to the Severn Estuary mostly following the tidal River Severn and making it possible for larger ships than the river would otherwise accommodate to reach Gloucester Docks. The revamped wharfs and dock buildings now mostly hold museums.
Gloucester’s history reaches back to Roman times. By the Medieval period, exports from Gloucester via the docks included Cotswold wool which was processed in the city, leather and iron tools and weapons. There was also a large fishing industry established here too.
Gloucester Cathedral was built in the 11th century on the foundations of the original abbey (7th century) dedicated to St Peter; the cathedral has a stained glass window depicting the earliest known images of golf! This dates from 1350 some 300 years before the first images of the game from Scotland appeared.
Another window shows a ball game being played by several people and is believed to show one of the earliest images of medieval football.
Not only is it the burial place of King Edward II but its cloisters feature in three of the Harry Potter films: Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
The independent King’s School was refounded by Henry VIII as part of the Cathedral establishment.
The actor Simon Pegg was educated here as was John Stafford Smith who became a composer responsible for the music which later became the Star Spangled Banner.
Of course Henry VIII is claimed to be the original inventor of the stairlift ; before this disclosure, it was thought to be an American, Mr Crispen, an engineer who invented the ‘inclinator’ in the 1920’s to help a friend who had been unfortunate enough to lose his mobility to Polio.
Henry VIII on the other hand had a stair throne which really consisted of a contraption that worked on a pulley system so that servants could lift his 30 stone body up and down the 20 feet of stairs at Whitehall Palace. His obesity and a jousting injury meant he was quite immobile.
Nowadays stairlifts are much more sophisticated and more dignified. Ask Castle Comfort Stair Lifts about the range they can supply and take a look at their comparisons to make it easier for you to decide. If you still have questions, please give our representatives a call on 01179 059 177.
Famous people from Gloucester
The Herbert Brothers – if you don’t know them now we bet you’re going to soon! They currently have their own show on Channel 4 called the Fabulous Baker Brothers. The brothers are Tom, the baker and James the chef/butcher. The family has bakers shops in Tetbury, Nailsworth and Chipping Sodbury though not in Gloucester itself.
Fred and Rosemary West lived in Gloucester; they were responsible for the murder of 12 women and girls including two of their own daughters. People the city would rather not recognise.
The inventor of the vacuum cleaner, Hubert Booth came from Gloucester; Marcel Garvey was born here and played for Gloucester RFC as did his one time team mate Ryan Lamb and Mike Teague; Phil Greening and Andy Hazell are also rugby players from Gloucester. Gloucester Rugby Football Club is one of the best in the country.
Other sporting heroes include cricketers Alastair Cook and Tom Goddard; Luton Town footballer Stuart Fleetwood and Wayne Thomas also come from Gloucester.
Sir Richard Whittington was a Gloucester merchant and politician in medieval times and the inspiration for the pantomime character of the same name. Like Dick Whittington the real character was born in Gloucestershire and went to London to seek fame and fortune. During his lifetime he made many donations to good causes and when he died he left the equivalent of £3m in today’s money which was used to build and repair buildings for the public good.
What about Dr Foster of nursery rhyme fame?
Doctor Foster went to Gloucester,
In a shower of rain;
He stepped in a puddle,
Right up to his middle,
And never went there again.
The rhyme was first published in the 19th century. There is a possibility that the rhyme is about a visit to Gloucester by Edward I of England; on his way there he fell off his horse into a puddle and refused to visit the city ever again!
There is a similar rhyme published at the beginning of the 19th century:
Old Dr. Foster went to Gloster,
To preach the work of God.
When he came there
He sat in his chair,
And gave all the people a nod.
If you are ‘sat in your chair’ the nod should be given to us at Castle Comfort Stair Lifts. We are happy to advise you about the purchase of a stairlift. Talk to us about payment too – there are grants available as well as 0% finance deals.
So after a look at our website and watching our founder Keith’s video, you’ll probably have all the information you need to make your decision. But of course if you still have questions or prefer to speak to someone, please get in contact with us on 01179 059 177.