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    The main part of this school is covered with scaffold right now so will be photographed when the work is complete.

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    This is Linton House along Thirlestaine road Cheltenham. Photograhed today.

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    A few of the college that's between Thirlestaine road and Sandford road. Photographed today.

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    Cheltenham's Town Hall in the Imperial Square. Photographs taken today.

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    This was the Savoy Hotel in Bayshill road Cheltenham. It also had another name before this one [ Montpellier Chapter] though I've forgotten now what that was.
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    Here's an SOE site from the Helford Estuary in Cornwall. They took over 3 houses by the river which were used as a base for their fishing boats running agents in and out of occupied France and collecting downed airmen from the resistance/escape routes. Please note - the 3 houses are private residences and there is no access.
    SOE Pedn Billy gate sign.jpg
    Above - sign at the gate
    Below - the boat house that appears in several wartime photos of SOE on the Helford
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    SOE Bar House gate sign.jpg
    Above - sign at the gate
    Below - the house viewed from the estuary
    SOE Bar House.jpg

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    The third house...
    SOE Ridifarne gate sign.jpg
    SOE Ridifarne.jpg

    A good account of SOE on the Helford can be found in "Operation Cornwall 1940-1944" by Viv Acton & Derek Carter published by Landfall Publications ISBN 1 873443 14 5

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    Interesting set of pictures of Cheltenham but could you establish some context? I live in/around there for the best part of 23 years and while I know most of the buildings you show I have no idea what they were used for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneEighthBit View Post
    Interesting set of pictures of Cheltenham but could you establish some context? I live in/around there for the best part of 23 years and while I know most of the buildings you show I have no idea what they were used for.
    Hi OneEighthBit, If you go four threads down from this one you will see it says; A Short History of the War Office pre WWI to WWII. Scroll down almost half-way and you will see the Cheltenham section. Cheers Paul.

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