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Thu, 18 Mar 2010
The Cheltenham Festival is on, come join in the fun

SAXON ENGLAND AND WE ARE IN
GLOUCESTERSHIRE

" AS YOU ALL KNOW IT'S BEEN THE CHELTENHAM RACES THIS WEEK, SO I THOUGHT I WOULD LOOK ABOUT FOR A FEW OLD CHELTENHAM MEMORIES.
SO HERE GOES." DODIE


OOO - LA - LA -

The Racecourse

 The first organised Flat race meeting in Cheltenham took place in 1815 on Nottingham Hill, with the first races on Cleeve Hill in August 1818. Racing's popularity soared over the next decade with crowds of 30,000 visiting the Racecourse for its annual two day July meeting featuring the Gold Cup, a 3m flat race. In 1829, Cheltenham's Parish Priest, Reverend Francis Close, preached the evils of horse racing and aroused such strong feeling amongst his congregation that the race meeting in 1830 was disrupted. Before the following year's meeting the grandstand was burnt to the ground! .
The Grandstand was rebuilt and the rest is history so to speak. Many small changes have been made over the years and if you ever get the chance to attend the Festival week be assured you will have a wonderful experience.    

Cheltenham High Street

Old Postcard

        Cheltenham has been welcoming visitors for nearly three hundred years, ever since the discovery of the first natural spring. The very first Cheltenham Guide on 1781 described a visit to the town as "a journey of health and pleasure". According to legend the first medicinal waters were discovered when pigeons were noticed pecking at salty deposits which had formed around a spring on the present site of Cheltenham Ladies College.

In 1788 King George III came for five weeks to take the water cure; he was followed by many aristocratic and distinguished figures of the period, and Cheltenham's transformation into a fashionable resort began. 

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