: This struck me as odd; was Cheltenham a popular retirement
From "Raj; A Scrapbook of British India" by Charles Allen .
The Naturally sheltered place of settlement for Anglo Indians returning to
England, in the heart of the incomparable Cotswolds. Prominent among
English educational centres.
Cheltenham is protected on all sides by the Cotswold Hills, which
effectually screen off all cold and rain laden winds, and the climate is
bright, sunny and entirely free from fog.
One of the Spa waters- the Pittville is the only alkaline water in England,
and is particularly suitable for the treatment of all liver disorders,
especially in patients returning from tropical climates.
Cheltenham had long been a favourite retiring place among Anglo Indians.
According to Sir John Moore's "Health Resorts for Tropical Invalids"
published in 1881 'the Cheltenahm springs have considerable reputation for
relieving the diseases engendered by residence in tropical climates,
especially chronic rheumatic affections and the disorders of young
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