MICHALE HASTED    Book Number: 85714    Product format: Hardback

From January 21st to December 31st, dip in any day to read extracts from the Cheltenham Looker-On, history books, local and national newspapers, The Stage and many other sources about entertainment and pantomimes, bell ringing practice, local actors, the Midland Railway and Station, 1816 seeing the new Assembly Rooms opened, new shops and department stores, re-elections of MPs, War Memorial unveiled or a huge party thrown by three sisters with music and dancing from 10pm to 12.30am followed by a sumptuous banquet. Ranging from 2012 way back in history, we learn for example in 1852 of a sad story of a local 14 year old forced to commit a crime through hunger, stealing a leg of mutton from a butcher's shop. The Cheltenham Examiner journalist was very unsympathetic in its reporting of his abundance of "crocodile tears." The prisoner was sentenced to one month's wholesome discipline including a whipping. Events and facts are drawn from different periods of history, the book features hundreds of snippets of information about this great city, whether you are a resident or not. 367pp.
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ISBN 9780752465449
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Customer ratings for CHELTENHAM BOOK OF DAYS

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A very useful day to day history of Cheltenham.
from Peter Lewis on 18/05/2019
Intriguing and fascinating facts!!