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Memories of Cheltenham

We moved to Hesters Way in 1954 as my father was transfered to work at Oakley. I was about 7 years old and we moved into no 19 Hesters Way Road. There were fields at the rear of the house and the first part of Princess Elizabeth Way up to Coronation Square had just been completed. We used to explore (...Read full memory)

This photo is actually Lansdown Road, the hotel on the right, The Lansdown is still active but as a gastro pub with a lovely garden to sit and drink in. Lansdown Place follows on from the hotel on the right and is a lovely row of Regency town houses, most converted into flats by the 1970's and much renovation in the (...Read full memory)

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)

The Rotunda school was in Montpellier, around the corner from this photo and eventually took boys as well as girls, which accounts for me being there between (about) 1952 until 1956. Miss Critchley was a wonderful headmistress and human being. Some of my contemporaries were Hilary Brooks and her friend Valerie. (...Read full memory)

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