Cheltenham Pubs Through Time is a unique and nostalgic collection of old and new images, illustrating the evolution and changing use of the town's pubs. The author contrasts archive photographs with colour images taken in the 1970s, a time that the majority of Cheltenham pubs were owned by Whitbread. The story is brought right up to date with the advent of the pubco's, and the sad demise of once popular pubs like the Greyhound.Geoff Sandles is passionate about beer and pubs. In his spare time he has devised a much acclaimed website, gloucestershirepubs.co.uk, which attempts to document the history of pubs in the county, past and present. He also edits a newsletter for the Gloucestershire Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale called The Tippler. Join Geoff on this affectionate tour of the taverns of this popular spa town.
A fan of real ale, Geoff Sandles was the editor of Gloucestershire CAMRA's Tippler for ten years. A chance discovery of two old books in Gloucester library documenting all licensed premises that once existed in Gloucestershire in 1891 and 1903 inspired Geoff to discover the location and history of thousands of bygone county pubs. The meticulous study has been posted on his highly acclaimed website - www.gloucestershirepubs.co.uk, a valuable resource for local historians.