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A-Z of Cheltenham


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Cheltenham was a small Gloucestershire market town until becoming a major spa town following the discovery of mineral springs in the area in the early eighteenth century. It soon became a fashionable and popular resort and the town was transformed by the construction of elegant buildings, gardens and avenues. Although visitors continue to sample the spa waters and admire the town’s Regency buildings, Cheltenham has many other aspects of interest, not least horse racing’s famous Cheltenham Festival, as well other literary, musical and cultural festivals, and it is also known as the location of the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), its offices nicknamed ‘The Doughnut’ because of their distinctive shape.

A–Z of Cheltenham reveals the stories behind the town, its streets, buildings and people. All aspects of Cheltenham’s history through the centuries are included and it brings to life the story of how its residents and visitors have shaped the town of today. This fascinating A–Z tour of Cheltenham is fully illustrated and will appeal to all those with an interest in this distinctive town.

Book ISBN 9781445682693

Book Format Paperback

pages 96 pages

Publication Date 15 Oct 2019

Height 234

Width 165

Illustrations 100


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