Hidden Lives: botanists, buildings and bankruptcy

Desmond Marshall has put together a talk on the subject of some of the many able and eminent people came to live in Cheltenham as the town developed. Some came to retire and for others it was their place of work. The lives of many of these people are now largely forgotten. This contribution to Heritage Open Days looks at the hidden lives of some of the plantsmen and botanists who have lived in and around Pittvillle; and one botanical mystery. The talk can be be viewed as a pdf at https://cheltenhamcivicsociety.org.uk/files/5215/9905/4192/HiddenLivesHODs20.pdf

Pittville Pump Room

There is also a brief history of the Pump Room, put together by the Pittville Pump Room Revival group, available to view as a pdf at https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/event/pittville-pump-room-a-brief-hisotry

Information about all the Heritage Open Days events in Cheltenham can be found at https://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/visiting/printable-area-lists/laa/Cheltenham/detailed