Memories of Chester
Does anyone else remember the Autumn Sports held in August with the parade of morris dancers not the usual type, they all had bells on their pumps and were very like the American Majorettes, we used to watch it from the top of Canal Street then they used to have competitions on the Roodee afterwards.
This is 1950s, before that there was a lower smoke stack, I used to live in Christleton Road and can remember the old one!
I think this photograph no. C82013, is of Bridge Street, not Eastgate Street and is taken from the southern end of Bridge Street towards St Peter's Church? The church appears to be the same as photo no 28876 of Bridge Street 1891, and also taken from the same position.
This photo shows the home and business of John Gill Shaw my great great grandfather. He was born 23 November 1813. He had 12 children some of which continued his ironmonger business into at least the 1920s. His daughter, Martha, married Henry Craven, my great grandfather, of ...Read full memory