The discovery of spa waters led to the development of the town of Cheltenham as a popular resort attracting the well-to-do and influential of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
Comprimising over 230 rare postcards and photographs, this fascinating volume provides a glimpse into the history of Cheltenham during the last 150 years, capturing images of important buildings, places of worship, shops, local businesses, schools and sports clubs.
Also included are the families who have traded for generations and individual personalities who will be remembered by so many. This volume contains images of many of Cheltenham's well-known and beautiful landmarks, including the elegant tree-lined Promenade, the Ladies' College and the Queen's Hotel, as well as surrounding areas such as Charlton Kings, Prestbury and Leckhampton. Elaine Heasman is a long-standing member of Cheltenham Local History Studies and currently editor of the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society's newsletter.
She writes from personal experience and is passionate about the history of her home town and its people.
This book is a wonderful companion to her first volume Cheltenham, and is sure to bring back memories to be enjoyed by all who know and love this town.