£40

Curry and Colonels Guided Tour (August 11th)

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(Outside) The Wilson

Clarence Street

Cheltenham

GL50 3JT

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Join Captain Skillicorne on a leisurely promenade through Cheltenham, stopping to admire the beautiful buildings, glorious gardens and sites of many of its spas. Hear anecdotes and stories about the people who visited and lived in the town – King George III, The Duke of Wellington, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Charles Dickens, to name but a few - and explore the town’s unique connection with the East India Company and the British Raj. In the nineteenth century, many military men and their families came to the town to rest and recuperate, or to retire, enjoying its pleasant climate and health-giving benefits of the waters – much-needed after the excesses of their lives in India. Their presence, as the popularity of the spa began to decline, carried the town forward into a new era - many of the town’s finest villas and clubs were built for them, and the artisan dwellings for the people who served them. The tour will end at Cheltenham’s fine dining destination the East India Cafe (The Promenade) with a short cookery masterclass, themed on one of India’s many colourful festivals.

The Masterclass will include a drink on arrival, amuse bouche, a cookery demonstration, sample the dish, tea and a goody-bag to take home.

The walk is approximately 1 1/2 hours and the experience in the East India Cafe appoximately 45 minutes.

In some cases, the Tour may be cancelled due to weather or other circumstance. In the event that the Tour is cancelled, you may choose between rescheduling of the tour to one of the fixed dates or a full refund of all monies paid.

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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is a car park in St George's Place GL50 3JT behind The Wilson.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Phil 07815 852153 or pcolhead@gmail.com

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(Outside) The Wilson

Clarence Street

Cheltenham

GL50 3JT

United Kingdom

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