On Tuesday 16th June, Cheltenham Borough Council’s cabinet approved plans to restore the war memorial and to add missing names, including those of women who fit the criteria. Read more on the Gloucestershire Echo website.
The 2014 Poppy Appeal in Cheltenham raised £85,000 in just two weeks. Read more.
Local historians David Drinkwater and Steve Lewis spent nine months creating maps which show the homes of Cheltenham WW1 casulties, with help from John Wright, owner of Q&C Militaria in Cheltenham. The group sent out letters to 600 homes, telling current residents about the soldiers who had lived in their house 100 years ago, and inviting them to an exhibition. Continue reading “Letters sent to 600 homes of WW1 soldiers”