Chester, Bridge Street, The Old King's Head Inn 1888

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Caption for Chester, Bridge Street, The Old King's Head 1888: Lower Bridge Street included a number of interesting buildings. The Old King's Head dates from the early 17th century, as does The Falcon (1626). The latter is where Handel stayed when he visited the city in 1741.

An extract from Cheshire Photographic Memories.

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Chester for me, in the 1960s, was, first, the Museum.  It was a full day out.  The C4 or C3 bus from Overpool or the C6 from Rivacre, small pack of sandwiches and some orange squash in my school haversack and I could spend the day with the Roman Army. Having a very eidetic imagination (I think in pictures) it (...Read full memory)

Just happened across your print surfing the web, my ancestors lived on Greenaway Street, they were salmon fishers. Their names were Buckley and Barlow. I spent many years down by the river and park as a youngster. Very fond memories, I now live in Canada

I was born in 1942 in Upton-by-Chester and my mother's family (Maddock) owned the butcher's shop that became Toycraft on Watergate Street, and one in the Market in the sixties. My parents emigrated to Canada with me in tow in 1956 and I get a lump in my throat, still, when I look at pictures or visit. Such a lot of history in (...Read full memory)

What a wonderful place to explore and grow up in, particularly as a history loving child. Born in Southport to await my father's return from army service in 1945, we soon moved back to the family origins in Chester. The Taylor family had lived in Chester, within the walls since the mid 1700's. In the late 1940's the (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Chester, Bridge Street, The Old King's Head 1888: Lower Bridge Street included a number of interesting buildings. The Old King's Head dates from the early 17th century, as does The Falcon (1626). The latter is where Handel stayed when he visited the city in 1741.

An extract from Cheshire Photographic Memories.

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