A charity calendar featuring fully clothed women posing in and around Cheltenham’s Pump Room is making waves around the world after it appeared on YouTube.
The 2010 calendar, in which twelve Cheltenham ladies pose in a variety of strategically placed modest camera shots wearing only tweed twin sets, has received orders from as far away as Yorkshire pit villages. Ex-miner Tom Bristow, 78, said: ‘I’ve ordered a dozen for me and me mates down at the Labour Club. They’re proper lovely calendars, with the Cheltenham ladies reclining outside the Pump Room or going about their daily chores like knitting or making jam, and dressed only in body-hugging tweed twin sets and wearing pearls. We’ve never seen anything like it up here in these parts.’
But Mr Bristow said he had one complaint about the calendar. ‘I’ll be writing to the Cheltenham ladies about a minor lapse in taste. If you take a proper look, you’ll see the November lady almost has one shoe off.’