To coincide with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, NARA will be hosting a Local History Event over the Bank Holiday weekend, 2nd–5th June 2022.

You are invited to visit the exhibition on The Triangle which will feature the history of the Naunton area and the lives of those who shaped its development into the area we know today.

Discover what links Francis Street with a renowned botanist and what led to the disappearance of nos. 21–26. Find out why an application for an off-licence on the Fairfield Estate was refused in 1907 and the reason why the front gardens in Fairfield Walk are so long.

Guided walks

In addition to the displays, there will also be six guided walks on four topics by local historians and residents:

  • Fairfield House Boundary Walk: Find out where Fairfield House was situated and if you live within the boundary of the old estate (10.30–11.15am on Friday 3rd June).
  • The Upper Bath Road: 200 Years of Trading: Explore the people who lived here and some of the shops, pubs and notable buildings (10.30am–12pm and 3.30–5pm on Saturday 4th June).
  • Naunton Park, Cheltenham’s ‘Garden of Eden’: Celebrates its gardens, alms-houses, recreation ground and adjacent school, used as a WWI Red Cross Hospital (2–3pm Saturday 4th June).
  • Know Your Place: Explore the builders who created this area – mostly religious, mainly councillors and definitely competitive (2–3pm on Friday 3rd June).

To book a place on any of the free walks please email or telephone 07828 068947.