Exploring, recording, and celebrating Cheltenham’s heritage

Cheltenham Local History Society was founded in 1982. Our ambition is to create a participatory, inclusive and friendly environment for our members to stimulate their interest, encourage involvement, and facilitate their understanding of Cheltenham’s heritage.

2022 marked a special year for CLHS as we celebrated our 40th anniversary.
Since 1982, CLHS has gone from strength to strength and now counts around 350 people among its membership. A short audio-visual presentation celebrates the activities of the Society in the last 40 years. Please click here to view the presentation.

The Mayor of Cheltenham, Cllr Matt Babbage, is our President.

The committee can be contacted by email (please click on the links) or by completing our Contact form.

Chair:  David Elder

Treasurer:  Sue Brown

Secretary: John Beard

Anne Bateman

Newsletter:  Kath Boothman

Stuart Manton

Programme: Mary Moxham

Administrator:  Alison Pascoe

Donated Books Shop: Oliver Pointer

Library: Sue Robbins

Membership: Maggie Winterburn or phone 01242 529860

Other contacts

Projects Sally Self

Editor of The Journal  editor@cheltlocalhistory.org.uk

Local history research enquiries  Jill Waller

Oral History recordings Administrator

The CLHS constitution can be found here.

The CLHS policy for donations received, both financial and non-financial, can be found here.

CLHS is affiliated to Cheltenham Arts Council and a member of the British Association for Local History, Gloucestershire Local History Association, Friends of Gloucestershire Archives and Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society.