This week, we welcome our new first years. Induction week is always an exciting time for everyone – but perhaps also a little daunting. As a way of easing our students into the facilities they enjoy here at Gloucestershire, and the ways in which they might make use of them during their studies, this year we’re asking our new students to investigate the history of the town which for many of them is a total stranger. Cheltenham’s past is all around us in so well-preserved a Regency town, so we thought we’d delve a little deeper with a visit to the FCH archive, a tour around the town, and a treasure hunt ending in a pop quiz!.
By way of introduction, here’s a great video via the excellent Twitter account, Old Cheltenham: rare footage of the town from 1910. Call it a game of spot the difference.