Published on 1st February 2013

People enjoying a street party on a sunny day

Cheltenham residents can now buy a unique book that tells the story of Cheltenham during the 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

‘The Diamond Jubilee in Cheltenham’ captures the atmosphere of the town as communities came together to celebrate the occasion.

The commemorative book was produced by Cheltenham Borough Council in partnership with local professional photographers and journalists who worked voluntarily for many months. It also features some of the town’s history and artwork, photographs and poems sent in by residents across the borough.

Cllr Colin Hay, mayor, says: “I’m pleased that we have been able to produce this commemorative book which has been very really well put together. The photos are excellent and really capture the excitement of the different events that took place around the borough.

“It serves as a good reminder of the happy memories that people had during the jubilee year, and I’m also honoured to have been asked to write the foreword.”

The project was partly funded by the Promoting Cheltenham Fund, and all proceeds from the sales will go into a community fund at the council, which local groups will be able to apply for.

The books are on sale at the Tourist Information Centre, 77 Promenade, priced £5 each. For more information, contact Hannah Wright, strategy and engagement assistant, on 01242 775156, email [email protected]

Contact: Laura Carter, communications officer, telephone 01242 264154, email [email protected]