150 years of Photography in Cheltenham
By : Cheltenham Camera Club
Edited by : Sandra Prowse
Cheltenham was one of the first towns in the country to establish a professional photographic studio and has one of the oldest camera clubs. The book, marking the 150th anniversary of Cheltenham Camera Club, looks at how the nature of Cheltenham society influenced this development. We look at the history of photography in the town and its leading figures. The book outlines technological developments in photography and sets the photographic scene in Cheltenham into the wider social context, ending with a summary of photography in Cheltenham today.
Illustrated, 76 pages. 210 x 148 mm
By : Christopher Eldridge
By : Newent LHS
By : Newent LHS
By : Peter Gill
By : David Hanks
By : Michael Charity
By: Sue Robotham & Jill Waller
Many of you will recall the review last year of Darrell Kirby’s fine book on Gloucester Then and Now. This companion volume on Cheltenham is equal in quality and reminds us how different the close neighbours are.
Cheltenham Then & Now is a superb collection photographs of the town, compiled by Sue Rowbotham and Jill Waller. Scenes of yesteryear are contrasted with modern colour views to show what has been lost and what remains. This book offers an insight into people’s daily lives and living conditions in the town, and the nature of the photographs and the authors’ informative captions show the sometimes drastic changes which have taken place in the name of progress. Drawing on detailed local knowledge of the community and illustrated with a wealth of fascinating images, this book recalls what has changed in Cheltenham in terms of buildings, traditions and ways of life. The Plough Hotel contrasts with The Regent Arcade and The Montpellier Baths with The Playhouse but the The Promenade remains somewhat unchanged. Great old images and carefully taken large new ones make this an appealing read.
By : Roger Beacham & Lynne Cleaver