A Series of Chronologies of aspects of life in Cheltenham has been compiled by members of CLHS and illustrated and edited by Jill Waller. The 2022 edition of the Chronology of Trade & Industry is available for purchase – please submit your order by clicking the publications order form button below. All other Chronologies are free to read and available for download with copyright restrtictions on content.
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A Chronology of Trade & Industry
Aerospace | Architectural Manufacture | Brewing & malting | Brickmaking | Finance | Hospitality | Manufacture & engineering | Market gardening, nurserymen & seedsmen | Markets, fairs & festivals | Miscellaneous businesses | Pharmaceutical | Printing & publishing | Quarrying | Shops | Spa & wells | Tobacco | Transport-related industry | Utilities | Compiled by Jill Waller with Sally Self and Sue Rowbotham (new edition 2022)
A Chronology of Crime and Conflict
Crime … Assault | Contravention of Bye-laws & Statutes, | Disorderly Behaviour & Drunkenness | Driving Offences | Fraud | Illegitimacy | Libel & Slander | Murder & Manslaughter | Theft | Vandalism | Vice (including Drugs, Gambling & Prostitution)
Conflict … Leckhampton Riots | Police | Political Conflict | Prison & Punishment |Religious Conflict | Compiled by Jill Waller (2004) Download the Chronology
A Chronology of Housing the Poor
Almshouses | Charitable housing | Asylums and orphanages | Council housing | Early provision for the Poor | Union Workhouse | Compiled by Jill Waller, Heather Atkinson and Sue Rowbotham (2009) Download the Chronology
A Chronology of Literary Connections
Authors & poets| Libraries & booksellers | Literary Societies & Festivals | Local History Publication | Local Newspapers | Religious Publications | Compiled by Jill Waller (2008, revised October 2023) Download the Chronology
A Chronology of Non-Conformity and Dissent
Baptists | Christian Scientists | Congregationalists/Independents | Countess of Huntingdon’s Connexion | Elim Pentecostal Church | Hebrew Community | Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) | Methodists | Miscellaneous Dissent | Presbyterian/United Reformed Church | Roman Catholics | Salvation Army | Society of Friends (Quakers) | Unitarians | Non-Anglican Places of Worship | Compiled by Jill Waller (revised June 2015 & August 2023) Download the Chronology
A Chronology of Sickness & Health
The Cheltenham Spas | In Sickness…and in Health | Edward Jenner and Cheltenham | Hospitals and Health Services | Sanitation | Final Resting Places | Compiled by Jill Waller (2011) Download the Chronology
A Chronology of Sport
Archery | Bowling | Boxing | Cricket | Croquet | Football | General Sports | Golf | Hockey | Horse-racing | Hunting | Rugby | Tennis | Watersports | Compiled by Jill Waller (2006) Download the Chronology
A Chronology of Working Class Movements
Anti-Corn Law Association | Chartists | Early Closing Movement, Shorter Hours, &c | Early Socialism | Mechanics’ Institute | Oddfellows, Foresters & Other Benefit Societies | Trade Unions | The General Strike of 1926 | The GCHQ Trade Union Ban Campaign | Working Men’s Associations | Compiled by Mike Grindley and Jill Waller (2010) Download the Chronology
A Chronology of Education 1547-2001
Pate’s Grammar School | George Townsend charity school | Female Orphan Asylum | National & British Schools | Sunday schools | Samuel Wilderspin & the infant school | Literary & Philosophical Institution | Cheltenham College | Teacher training colleges | Ladies’ College | Adult education | Compiled by Jill Waller (2023) Download the Chronology
If any CLHS member would like to update the Chronology for events from 2002 to the present date, please get in touch.