Category Archives: Cheltenham Events

Events within or close to the town (within the Cotswolds) relating to occupants of Hanover House or relatives and friends.

A Brush with Artists

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsHaving had a run of musical and stage artistes staying at Hanover House #hanoverhouse, with notable cellists, an opera singer from the English Touring Opera, a stage manager for the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the odd actress, we have … Continue reading

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Through Cheltenham’s Looking Glass?

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsA small item in yesterday’s Daily Telegraph caught my eye, and interest. It referred to the fact that a mirror, located at Hetton Lawn in Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, has been put up for sale for £1 million, together with … Continue reading

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Rodin’s Kiss Hello to Cheltenham

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsAs blogged once before, Auguste Rodin, who had scandalized European critics with some of his risqué sculptures, came and stayed in Cheltenham when the German army invaded his homeland in 1914. His sculpture The Kiss had been exhibited and had then … Continue reading

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AA Gill’s Cheltenham

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsAfter a longish gap – for all sorts of reasons – I have now resumed the Hanover House B&B (www.hanoverhouse.org) blog again. Inspiration came from last week’s Sunday Times Culture section where AA Gill, while providing a biting and … Continue reading

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Hanover House Coincidences

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsWe recently returned from two days in London to commemorate birthdays, and on our way back to Victoria Coach Station to return to Cheltenham, we tarried in Green Park, in part to shelter from the abnormal sun and heat … Continue reading

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Jeeves’ Cheltenham Centenary

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsAn interesting, but probably little-known Cheltenham-related fact (except to those who listened to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning) is that in 1913, almost exactly 100 years ago, PG Wodehouse came to Cheltenham to watch a county cricket … Continue reading

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Great Men of Our Times

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsIt has been my privilege to occasionally come across really great men of the age – depending on your definition of the ‘Age’ in that these men span over 100 years but have had tremendous effects on our present … Continue reading

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Up, Up and Away – Ballooning Trivia

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsIt’s interesting how a number of strands of information can come together and suggest other related connections. A serialization this week on BBC Radio 4 titled ‘Falling Upward’ based on a book about the early days of ballooning by … Continue reading

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Alice in Cheltenham

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsCharles  Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll, author of the world-renowned children’s stories ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’, was a regular visitor to Cheltenham while the parents of his friend and acquaintance the Very Revd Henry … Continue reading

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Bulldog Drummond and the Cheltenham Circle

Please Commentgovernment,politics news,politics news,politicsEvents and occurrences can be circular in character and sometimes a chain of coincidences brings a chain back to its source.  One such happened recently connecting the post First World War British adventure hero, the dashing ex-Army Captain ‘Bulldog’ … Continue reading

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