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Here, in 1931 Sir George Dowty started his aircraft component business

Mews End, 10 Lansdown Terrace Lane, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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William Nash Skillicorne 1807-1887 Cheltenham's first Mayor (1876) and great-grandson of the founder of the Cheltenham Spa lived here

Royston, 9 Queen's Parade, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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J. N. Maskelyne illusionist and watchmaker (1839-1917; born Whitehart Street) lived and worked here

12 Rotunda Terrace, Montpellier, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Alfred Lord Tennyson Lived here 1864-1850

10 St James’ Square, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Sir Frederick Handley Page aviation pioneer born here 15-11-1885

3 King’s Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Marshal of the RAF Sir Arthur T. Harris BT GCB OBE AFC LLD. Chief of Bomber Command during the 2nd World War Born here 13th April 1892

3 Queen’s Parade, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Sir Ralph Richardson actor born here 19th December 1902

11 Tivoli Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Sir Robert Smirke 1781-1867 architect lived and died here

Montpellier House, Suffolk Square, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Josephine Butler 1828-1906 social reformer lived in 'The Priory' on this site

Wellington Mansions, London Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Cecil Day Lewis 1904-1972 Poet Laureate lived here 1933-1938

Box Cottage, Bafford Lane, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Marie Hall violinist 1884-1956 lived here

9 Eldorado Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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George Rowe printer and artist lived here 1832-36

3 Priory Terrace, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Sir Benjamin Baker 1840-19077 Civil engineer lived in 'Farm Cottage' on this site when a young man

4 Cambray Place, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Lillah McCarthy 1875-1960 actress was born and lived in a house on this site

148 High Street, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Hector Caffieri 1847-1932 artist born in a house on this site

21 Prestbury Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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This electricity sub-station was part of Cheltenham's first electricity supply (1895). Its design was based on the Strozzi Palace, Florence. Here 2000 Volts was transformed down to 100 Volts at the unusual frequency of 94Hz.

Clarence Street, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Cheltenham Infant School This is the oldest purpose built infant school in existence. It was built, with a gallery and playground, for 250 pupils to the designs of Samuel Wilderspin and opened on the 26th July 1830. Founded by Rev. Francis Close.

St. James’ Square, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Captain Powell Snell raised the first troop of Gloucestershire Yeomanry here at the Plough Hotel 30th July 1795

Right of entrance to Regent Arcade, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Theatre Royal John Watson's theatre, which once stood here, was visited by King George III when he came to Cheltenham in 1788.

Grosvenor Terrace, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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The Old Well Here was a pathway to the old well where King George III took the waters in 1788. It was situated near the present Princess Hall.

Main entrance to Ladies’ College, Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Here stood the Grammar School until 1967. Founded 1574 by Richard Pate

255 High Street, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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John Goding who wrote the first history of Cheltenham lived here 1855-1879

3 Portland Street, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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On this site stood "The Plough" famous coaching inn once the town's leading hotel

Left of entrance to Regent Arcade, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Hugo van Wadenoyen FRPS FIBP 1892-1959 Photographer had his studio here between 1936 and 1956

79 The Promenade (part of Municipal Offices), Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Ronald Summerfield antique dealer and benefactor 1916-1989 lived here 1952-1989

Summerfield House, Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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The Montpellier Caryatids In 1843, some terracotta "armless ladies" modelled by the London sculptor Rossi were incorporated in the new bowed entrance to Montpellier Walk. Their design was loosely based on statues on the Acropolis in Athens. Between 1843 and the 1850s additional caryatids were carved by W. G. Brown of Tivoli and added to the shops which replaced the avenue of trees in Montpellier Walk.

1 Montpellier Walk, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Bayshill House Sidney Lodge stands on the site of Lord Fauconberg's house where King George III stayed in 1788.

Overton Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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The first Great Western station with broad gauge track opened on 23 October 1847 very close to this site. The track was converted to standard gauge in 1872. Later the station was rebuilt with an imposing porte-cochere entrance on St James' Square, and opened on 9 September 1894. From 1923 the "Cheltenham Spa Express" (The Cheltenham Flyer) to Paddington departed from this station. Closure came after the last train arrived on 1 January 1966.

Front entrance Waitrose store, Honeybourne Way, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Brian Jones (1942-1969) founder of The Rolling Stones lived here 1942-1950

17 Eldorado Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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From 1943 to 1945 Sir Norman Wisdom O.B.E. comedian, actor, singer, was happily billeted here as a member of the Royal Corps of Signals

Hotel du Vin Formerly Carlton Hotel, Parabola Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Victoria Cricket Ground This ground was opened by Dr. W. G. Grace on the 21st June 1897. The original pavilion was given to the club by Sir James Agg-Gardner, the well known local benefactor. The Cheltenham "Looker-On" reported at the time "the ground is four acres and a half in extent and cost in laying out about seven hundred pounds". In 1963 the west end of the ground was sold to finance the existing pavilion. Gloucestershire County Cricket Club has used the Victoria Ground for first class fixtures over the years, the most recent being between Gloucestershire and the Indian touring team in May 1986.

Pavilion, Victoria Cricket Ground, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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37.1C / 98.8F Recorded at this meteorological station (4967) at 3.30pm 3rd August 1990. Highest recorded temperature in Great Britain. Superseding 36C recorded at Cambridge, August 11th, 1911.

Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Here in 1888 Herbert Henry Martyn 1842-1936 founded H. H. Martyn & Co world renowned craftsmen in wood, stone and metal and forerunner of Glos. Aircraft Co. and Dowtys, so bringing industry to Cheltenham and furthering its prosperity

Stirling House, London Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Here until 1982 was the Athletic Ground, home to Cheltenham Rugby (Union) Club. World rugby history was made on 15th February 1908 when the pioneering rugby league touring side, the New Zealand All Golds, defeated the Northern Union (England) 8-5 to win the first ever rugby league test match series. Born in 1883 Albert Henry Baskerville from Wellington, New Zealand, was the prime advocate and organiser of the ground breaking tour by the 'All Golds' to England. The team returned home via Australia where the first ever test match between the two countries was played on May 9th 1908 in Sydney. New Zealand won 11-10, Baskerville playing a leading role. Shortly afterwards he contracted pneumonia and died on May 20th 1908.

St John’s Avenue, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Horace Ford, the greatest target archer of all times, founded Cheltenham Archers here in 1857. He was the father of modern archery changing a Victorian amusement into an Olympic sport.

Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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A Mr John Hampton was the first person to make a successful descent by a parachute. The event took place on October 3rd 1838 from a balloon which ascended from these gardens. Mr Hampton's descent lasted 12 minutes 40 seconds and he landed at Badgeworth. The parachute was rigid, made of canvas stretched over a framework of whalebone ribs and bamboo stretchers attached by a copper tube to a wicker basket.

The Bandstand, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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William Fraser McDonell VC Bengal Civil Service 1829-1894 born in this house on 17 December 1829 died here on 31 July 1894. For great coolness and bravery at Arrah on 30 July 1857 during the Indian Mutiny

Pittville House, Wellington Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Dr David Lyall, MD, FLS, RN (1817-1895) botanist and explorer lived here from 1879 to 1895

24 London Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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This building was the Railway Inn past which ran a branch of the Cheltenham and Gloucester Tramroad. The 'Norwood Triangle' in front of the building was a junction on this horse-drawn tramroad which ran between 1810 and 1860 bringing stone from the quarries on Leckhampton Hill and around it developed the area of South Town.

Railway Inn, Great Norwood Street, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Montpellier Bandstand Restored by Cheltenham Civic Society. Reopened on 20th August 1994 by Sir Charles Irving K.T., D.L., Hon M.A. in the presence of the Worshipful Mayor of Cheltenham Councillor Deborah Griggs Architects Bartosch & Stokes Contractor Thomas Holding Ltd. This bandstand was built in 1864. It is the oldest one in the country still in regular use.

Bandstand, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

For valour Surgeon-General William Manley VC, CB Royal Artillery (1831 - 1901) Lived here 1884 - 1901. " For brave conduct during the attack on a rebel fort near Tauranga, New Zeland, on 29 April 1864, when he rescued several wounded soldiers"

3 Lansdown Terrace, Malvern Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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In a house on this site Dr. Edward Jenner 1749-1823 discoverer of vaccination, practised medicine

Jenner House, St George’s Place, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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James Elroy Flecker 1884-1915 Poet, novelist and playwright lived and studied here 1886 to 1902

Dean Close School, Shelburne Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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Captain Anketell Moutray Read, V.C. Northamptonshire Regiment 1884-1915 Born in this house on 27 October 1884 For conspicuous bravery during the attack near Hulluch France on 25 September 1915 when he was killed in action

Beaumont House, 56 Shurdington Road, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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The second prototype British jet aeroplane the Gloster/Whittle E28/39 was assembled in this building 1942-43

Old Post Office Garage, Carlton Street, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Lt. Col. Richard Annesley West V.C. D.S.O. & BAR M.C. North Irish Horse & Tank Corps 1878-1918 Born in this house on 26 September 1878 For conspicuous bravery and leadership on 21 August and for his self sacrifice at Courcelles France on 2 September 1918 when he was killed in action

1 Oxford Street, Cheltenham, United Kingdom

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