Cheltenham, High Street 1901

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Not every visitor was impressed by the elegance of Cheltenham Spa. William Cobbett described the town in 'Rural Rides' as 'a nasty ill-looking place', full of “East India plunderers, West Indian floggers, English tax-gorgers… gluttons, drunkards and debauchers of all descriptions, female as well as male'. It was certainly true that fashionable resorts did attract the disreputable in this way.

Memories of Cheltenham

St Pauls College

Have very fond memories of attending St Paul's between 1975-78. Lovely old building-with corridor names like Pepper Row and Long Gallery. Had men's accommodation up until 1978 with ladies were given the top floor-a revelation at the time.Great times.

A memory of Cheltenham by kevhodge

Diving Boards Long Passed

I can't remember the 5 metre diving boards in this photo but I certainly can remember the 3 meter ones that replaced these, which have also now gone. I spent many an afternoon diving, jumping of these boards first starting on the 1 meter then the 2 metre and finaly getting the courage for the 3 metre, I can't ...Read full memory

A memory of Cheltenham by George Tarte

My Time As A Day Student At Nrw Court And Chetltenham

We were transferred to England in 1953. My father who was in the Air Force at the time hadrented a house on ( I think lansdown circle ) did remember the name ," bleak house " and it was too. Loli was in ins pinafore. Cannot remember who my form teacher was. But do remember miss ...Read full memory

New Court School On Landsdown Road, Cheltenham

I have been told that New Court School does not exist anymore but there is an Insurance office there. I went to New Court School and boarded there with four other East African girls from Tanzania and Kenya. I was only 10 years old. My headmistress for Miss Peplow, my class teacher was ...Read full memory

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