Cheltenham: Diaspora − researching migration
9th February 2021
Cheltenham: Diaspora, a research projectconducted by the History Team at the University of Gloucestershire, has questioned the traditional heritage narrative of the town and given voice to under-represented demographic groups living in Cheltenham.
Many people’s understanding of Cheltenham’s history is dominated by its Regency past.
However, the range of diasporas found in the town is extensive, and the research team sought to preserve histories from those voices who lack a presence in the established heritage provision in Cheltenham. The project also aimed to safeguard traditions and practices evident within migrant communities, that might otherwise be left in decline. You can read more about the project here.