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Caption for Cheltenham, Promenade 1931: Cheltenham acquired a reputation as a high- quality shopping centre towards the end of Queen Victoria's reign. By the 20th century, a trip to the shops lining the eastern side of the Promenade was on every visitor's itinerary.

An extract from Cheltenham Photographic Memories.

Memories of Cheltenham

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.

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)

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 (...Read full memory)

I lived the war years in Gloucester and at weekends when the weather was great, my friends and I would take the bus to Cheltenham and spend the day at the lido. I thought it was a wonderful place. There were massess of American service men stationed in the area at that time awaiting the assult of the D-day landings. (...Read full memory)

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