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Lower High Street

Collaborating with the Cheltenham West End Partnership and the Cheltenham Civic Society, researchers in History focussed on exploring the memories and experiences of former and existing residents through oral history research.

The aim was to challenge long-standing negative perceptions of this area, provide a more balanced history of the town and attempt to influence urban regeneration policy that would be appreciative of Cheltenham’s neglected working-class history.

Dr David Howell formulated the next stage of the project entitled ‘Cheltenham: Diaspora’​, which aims to incorporate historical and contemporary experiences of migration to and from Cheltenham.

This project was awarded £5000 in Heritage Lottery Funding in 2018.

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by Dr Christian O’Connell

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Find out more about this research project on the research repository and the Cotswold Centre for History and Heritage website

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This research forms part of the Being Human: Past, Present and Future research priority area and Culture, Continuity & Transformation.