Gloucestershire Graphic Newspapers
The Gloucestershire Graphic photographic supplement to the Cheltenham Chronicle newspaper was published from 1901 until wartime paper shortages led to its demise in 1942. The Graphics were launched as an adjunct to the Chronicle, and catered for ‘a growing taste of the part of the public for presentment of notabilities and illustrated news and events of a local nature’. Family weddings and funerals, school and sports events, local shops and businesses, early motor transport, theatrical events and, more soberly, memorial images of the townsmen and women who perished during the World Wars or died at other times, make up a wonderful resource for all who are interested in the day-to-day life of Cheltenham and the surrounding county in the first half of the 20th century.
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The Graphics images were digitised by CLHS member David Drinkwater and sourced from private collections, CLHS’s own collection and from Cheltenham Library. Please refer to our Copyright section before reproducing any of the material on this website.
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Browsing and searching
The database comprises monthly pdf files which can be browsed by selecting the year/month from the dropdown lists. They are large files so may be slow to download. The downloaded files can be searched using ‘Find in page’ (Ctrl + f in Windows or +f for Mac) in your web browser.