Author: Fiona Clarke

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Now 14,000 histories

John Simpson and Steve Blake, with a few of the 80 strong audience

There was a fantastic turnout for John Simpson’s presentation for Cheltenham Local History Society at St Luke’s Hall on 5 March.  John talked about the award-winning website, Pittville History Works, explaining how the searchable database was built up to over 14,000 items. It covers every person and building in the original Estate from 1842 to 1939, with stories of individuals ranging from those in the women’s suffrage movement to the First World War to the slave trade. Historian Steve Blake also gave a quick update on his planned, more detailed, research into the builders of Pittville’s houses.

Great cake Mike, thanks!

Clean for the Queen

Great cake Mike, thanks!

Some of our regular Green Space volunteers and a few residents came out last Sunday to ‘clean for the queen’, a national event in which forty-seven Cheltenham groups participated.  We were in Pittville Lawn and enjoyed a coffee at Central Cross Cafe. See if you can tell where we made a difference!

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