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Andoversford Area Self Isolation Help Group
If you are self-isolating to avoid contact with the coronavirus we can help, we are a group of volunteers within the local community who will help with any of the following during your period of isolation.
- Picking up Shopping
- Posting Mail
- Picking up Medication
- A Friendly phone call
We are offering this service free of charge. Please phone our coordinator Clare – 07758 217906
Clare will put you in touch with a volunteer best suited to assist you. This initiative is backed by Rev Colin Randall & Andoversford Post Office.
Andoversford hamlet, named from the crossing of the river Coln by the Stow–Gloucester road at the east end of the parish, is mainly of 19th- and 20th-century growth, though there were a few dwellings in that area by the 13th century when several inhabitants of Dowdeswell were surnamed ‘of Andoversford’. In the early modern period the place-name usually took the form Anford or Anfords ford. From the Gloucester road a short way west of the ford an old lane led northwards to join an old Cheltenham–London road in Whittington parish west of Syreford, and in the early 17th century an inn (from the mid 19th century called the Royal Oak) was built on the Gloucester road opposite the entrance to the lane.