Migration and wealth of Cheltenham in 1881

Fabian, Matthew (2007) Migration and wealth of Cheltenham in 1881. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Cheltenham's population rose dramatically during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This influx of migrants was believed to have begun as a result of the town���¢��������s spring waters enticing upper class gentry and servicemen to retire there. Consequently the need for domestic servants rose and many poor moved to Cheltenham in search of employment and a better way of life. To ascertain if this was a true reflection of those who were migrating into the town analysis of the individuals living in Cheltenham during 1881 was undertaken. From the results it was discovered that many had migrated to the town from the surrounding area and those who had migrated shorter distances were less wealthy than those who had migrated from further a field. During the late 19th century Cheltenham was a hub for the wealthy, many who migrated from abroad, but also attracted a large number of domestic servants from Gloucestershire and the nearby counties.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/370

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