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a History of Cheltenham in 100 Objects

By:- Steven Blake

Famous for its spa heritage. Regency architecture, schools and colleges and annual festivals, Cheltenham was also once home to many notable inhabitants, including Gustav Holst, composer of The Planets, Edward Jenner, the pioneer of the smallpox vaccine and Edward Wilson, the Antarctic explorer.

The book covers 100 items of the most interest.

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A Rogues’ Gallery

By : Elizabeth Jack

A photographic documentation over 350 Victorian prisoners, recording the evolution of criminal records before more modern technology such as fingerprinting.

Name Index

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A Thousand Laurie Lees

The Centenary Celebration of a Man and a Valley

By : Adam Horovitz

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This is not a book about Laurie Lee, still less a biography. It is about the spirit of the man and the spirit of a place. It is a poetic reassessment of the Slad Valey, a memoir from a different age rooted in the same idyllic landscape that inspired Cider with Rosie.

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Barnwood, Hucclecote & Brockworth

This fascinating book illustrates the development of the parishes throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Photographs with descriptive text.

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Georgian Cheltenham

By : E Humphris & E Willoughby

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GLOUCESTER History Tour

As an important crossing point of of the River Severn, Gloucester has played an important role in history from Roman times to the present day.  It was founded in AD 97 under Emperor Nerva and has a rich and varied history, reflected in its architecture and the stories told by its people.  Gloucester is a cathedral city and capital of its county – a richly historic place worthy of a visit.  Gloucester History Tour takes the reader on a journey of significant places of interest within the city, including the beautiful cathedral, celebrated docks (newly renovated) and its noteworthy streets.

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Life in Georgian Britain

By : The Pitkin Guide

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Life in Victorian Britain

By : The Pitkin Guide

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Maismore

By Kenneth A. Cole

A brief History of Maismore Park Estate, J.J. Cridian and the champion cattle he produced.

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Port Of Gloucester Pilotage Inwards 1874-1886

This CD will be of interest to anyone fascinated by maritime history regarding not only the Pilots but the names of ships, places they were registered, their port of origin and the diverse cargos carried into the ports of the Severn estuary.
The Log itself appears to be an account register relating to charges made for Piloting Ships from the Bristol Channel to Gloucester etc  It is a fascinating insight into shipping in the Severn Estuary during this period, and whether you’re interested in the movement of goods world wide, the History of ships, or the fascinating place names where the ships were registered or the goods were loaded, that completed their journey to the ports of Lydney, Sharpness, Gloucester etc. and not forgetting the families that acted as Pilots it is a fascinating read.

This CD contains a full transcription of the register 386 individual images of the pages transcribed, and a short histiory of the Severn Pilots.

This CD is currently not available as a download due to size of content.

 

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