Cheltenham, Pittville Pump Room 1901

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Caption for Cheltenham, Pittville Pump Room 1901: Cheltenham entrepreneur Joseph Pitt benefited from an Act of Parliament that enclosed common land on the northern edge of the town. Pitt took advantage of these enclosures to develop the area, which became known as Pittville. His original intention was to found an entirely new town, but financial problems prevented his ambitious plans.

An extract from Cheltenham Photographic Memories.

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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)

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.

My father was killed in 1941, and my mother re-married in 1945 a gentleman who owned a nursing home in Cheltenham. It was in Victoria Walk along from the Town Hall and had huge cellars that stretched to under the Town hall. My holidays from school at Christmas were spent 'helping' Gill Sharp in his friut shop on (...Read full memory)

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)

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Caption for Cheltenham, Pittville Pump Room 1901: Cheltenham entrepreneur Joseph Pitt benefited from an Act of Parliament that enclosed common land on the northern edge of the town. Pitt took advantage of these enclosures to develop the area, which became known as Pittville. His original intention was to found an entirely new town, but financial problems prevented his ambitious plans.

An extract from Cheltenham Photographic Memories.

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