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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 History of Gloucester Prison 1791-1950

By:- Jill Evans
Gloucester Prison was in continuous existence for almost 222 years, from July 1 791, when the first prisoners moved in, to March 2013, when it was closed down. It was one of the first prisons in Great Britain that was purpose-built to be run on the separate system, in which prisoners were divided into different classes and slept in individual cells. This book relates the prison’s history up to 1950, discussing the development of the buildings, the problems encountered in trying to employ the separate system, the staff who worked there and the prisoners who were held in its cells. It reveals what everyday life in the prison was like and recalls the less routine events which took place, such as escapes and executions. It should appeal to readers who are interested in Gloucestershire’s history or in the history of crime and punishment, and to anyone who has ever wondered what went on in the past behind Gloucester Prison’s high walls.

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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.

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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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