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Remarkable Women of Cheltenham – Part 1

Extracts from Cheltenham in the Great War by Neela Mann (2016, The History Press)

“Cheltenham’s Prisoners of War and two remarkable ladies      

The large basement at Dumfries House, in Bayshill (now County House) became the source of a life line to 197 Prisoners of War (POWs) from Cheltenham.  The house was the home of Mrs Elphinstone Shaw, wife of an Indian Army Colonel and daughter and sister in law of Indian Army Generals.  Having been married in India, Mrs Shaw returned to Cheltenham in 1895 to join her sister and family. 

Mrs Shaw and the basement at Dumfries House
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HRH Princess Anne

Cheltenham Remembers Project Co-Ordinator Rebecca Sillence was introduced to a very special visitor at Cheltenham Racecourse this weekend. HRH Princess Anne paid a visit to the Gloucestershire and Racing Remember event at Cheltenham Racecourse, where she spoke with exhibitors and local historians about their projects to commemorate WW1.

Poignant Tribute

A poignant and moving tribute was paid to every individual named on Cheltenham War Memorial at the end of our special WW1 projection on November 11th. Original composition by Tim Mountain featuring the Cheltenham Ladies’ College choir.

Breathtaking WW1 Projection

Thank you to everyone who came to see our projection of WW1 imagery and sound at the Municipal Offices. It was truly breathtaking to see the building illuminated and come to life with such powerful animations. Alongside the creations of Tim Mountain of Evenlode Films the projection also featured the work of local university students, original compositions, poetry and spoken word performances.

Photos below by Martin Reynolds

Thank You

Thank you everyone who took part in and supported our Cheltenham Remembers Memorial March yesterday. 1,278 Cheltonian service men and women’s names carried with pride. Despite the heavy rain, we were gifted with a beautiful rainbow and the day really embodied the spirit of community and remembrance.

You can watch the BBC Midlands Today coverage here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bqlsqb/midlands-today-weekend-news-10112018