Book Release: Historic England: Cheltenham

Historic England: Cheltenham
Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

David Elder And Contributions by Historic England

Book Release: Historic England: Cheltenham

This illustrated history portrays one of England’s finest cities - Cheltenham. Using photographs taken from the unique Historic England Archive.

This illustrated history portrays one of England’s finest towns. It provides a nostalgic look at Cheltenham’s past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites. The photographs are taken from the unique Historic England Archive, the nation’s record of 12 million photographs, drawings and publications, ranging from the 1850s and the earliest days of photography up to the present day.

Historic England: Cheltenham shows the town as it once was, from its grand streets and squares to its famous tree-lined promenades and gardens surrounding its spas. Once 'the most complete Regency town in Britain’, Cheltenham became the most fashionable resort in England following George III's visit and has enjoyed centuries of prosperity based on the discovery of its natural mineral springs. But the town has not rested on its laurels and is now a vibrant centre of festivals and fashionable shops, a Mecca for horse racing, international music, cricket and world-renowned schools and colleges. Cheltenham is one of the country's most visited towns and this book will help you discover its colourful and fascinating history


David Elder is a writer who has lived in the Cotswolds for over twenty-eight years. He has written on Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury and the Cotswolds, as well as a biography of Dr Edward Wilson, the Cheltenham-born Antarctic explorer. He is also the Archivist of Cheltenham Camera Club. He lives in Cheltenham. For more information see his web site at


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