Lower High Street Exhibition

The Lower High Street is home to some of the most interesting stories in the area. During 2016 and 2017, our researchers focused on recording memories from people who lived and worked in the community. Exploring aspects of life from shops to spirituality, from butchers to back street boxing bouts, our exhibition, held at Chapel Arts 17-30 June 2017 and between 28 November 2017 and 10 December 2017, told the hidden histories of the Lower High Street and looked to protect and conserve those memories before they are lost. To find out more about the event, check out our Facebook page.

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If you were unable to make it to the exhibition, you can take a virtual tour by clicking on the links below. Feel free to add your comments, questions and memories at the bottom of each page.

Introduction

The Origins of the Lower High Street

The Lower High Street Poem

When shopkeepers and customers cared

But that end of town…

…When money was tight

Mission work in darkest Cheltenham

Lower Dockem?

The Lower High Street today