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Caption for Chester, 1923: The park on the south side of the old Dee bridge is known as Edgar's Field in memory of the Saxon king, Edgar. In AD972 Edgar engaged in a set piece of power politics at Chester, when he was rowed in state along the Dee by eight Celtic kings and chieftains.

An extract from Cheshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Chester, 1923


My mother Mary Burghall (married name Davies) was born in Chester as were three other generations which I have traced back to 1700s. My mother remembers well swimming in the Dee. She and her friends would walk across the medows near Allington Place and swim right across the river. One of the friends fixed a rope swing (...Read full memory)

This is 1950s, before that there was a lower smoke stack, I used to live in Christleton Road and can remember the old one!

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Caption for Chester, 1923: The park on the south side of the old Dee bridge is known as Edgar's Field in memory of the Saxon king, Edgar. In AD972 Edgar engaged in a set piece of power politics at Chester, when he was rowed in state along the Dee by eight Celtic kings and chieftains.

An extract from Cheshire Photographic Memories.

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