As part of Cheltenham Remembers and the project to repair and conserve the war memorial in the Promenade, a new interpretation panel was installed on a stone plinth as a lasting legacy.
The First World War sparked innovation in medicine and technology at a rate unseen in almost any other period of history. The work of talented metalworker and inventor John Chandler is today largely forgotten but the legacies of his inventions live on.
John Edgar Chandler was born in Cheltenham in 1873. A new documentary film created by University of Gloucestershire students explores his contribution to the war effort.Continue reading “John Chandler : Cheltenham’s Forgotten WW1 Inventor”