Maps make planning interesting town walks easy
More than 40 blue plaques on Cheltenham buildings celebrate where many of the town’s most famous residents used to live or work – and they can now be found on a new Google map that the Civic Society has just launched. Prominent plaques include the childhood home of Rolling Stones founder Brian Jones and the home of the vaccination pioneer Dr Edward Jenner.
Nearly 20 green plaques can also be found on a second Google map. These green plaques record where historic events such as the first English parachute jump took place and where the final game of the first rugby league test match series was played.
“We think these maps will provide a great resource for anyone wishing to plan interesting and educational walks to discover and learn more about the history of the town,” said Andrew Booton, Chair of Cheltenham Civic Society.
Links to the two Google maps can be found on the home page of the Civic Society’s website: https://cheltcivicsoc.org