Welcome to Cheltenham Local History Society

CLHS welcomes everyone who shares our interest in the study and promotion of local history, particularly the history of our town, Cheltenham and its people, and the surrounding area in the county of Gloucestershire.

If you have an enquiry about the history of Cheltenham and its inhabitants, please see our Enquiries page.

Events and Activities

Local history talks, Summer walks and visits, and a Local History afternoon in alternate years…

Publications

The Journal, Newsletters, Chronologies and books…

Resources

Library, Donated Books Shop, record transcriptions, self-guided walks and local history websites…

Enquiries

For enquiries about the history of Cheltenham and its inhabitants, please contact us…

Projects

Victoria County History (VCH), Volunteer Group, Oral History Recordings…

Our banner image is Thomas Robins’ 1748 West Prospect of the Spaw & Town of Cheltenham and we are grateful to CLHS member Alex Clark for granting permission to use it. Steve Blake’s article on page 11 of our November 2021 Newsletter explains its origins.