Chester, Cathedral, The Undercroft 1923

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Caption for Chester, Cathedral 1923: The great Norman undercroft of Chester Cathedral. As well as its more ancient parts, Chester has the distinction of being the only cathedral since the 15th century to have a detached bell tower built. The Addleshaw Tower was completed in 1974, its construction deemed necessary owing to the unsafe condition of the bell-frame in the central tower.

An extract from Cheshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Chester


i was born in the infirmary in 1944 and lived in Claremont Walk by Bold Square i remember the tanks as they were disturbing the tarmac on the way from the station to the rodee

I went to Chester College as a mature student. Did a teaching course. Lived out at Hawarden and had to catch a bus into Bridge Street. From there I had to deposit my 2/3 yr old daughter at a private nursery near a church on the riverside, to then walk a mile up to the college past the Cathedral. Loved the rows. Spent hours (...Read full memory)

I remember my Grandma telling me that our ancestors used to make garments for the salmon fishers of the Dee. My Grandfather was born at no 11 Handbridge in 187? and he and his sons and grandsons were and are Freemen of the City of Chester and belong to the Merchant Taylors' Guild. I believe that it is now possible for female children to become Freewomen

Had a lovely meal in this place courtesy of a disabled aquaintance residing there. First time I had seen oysters ordered and eaten. Also cocktails shaken by the barman. I remember not knowing that the pot containing ginger was meant to be sprinkled on the half melon.

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Caption for Chester, Cathedral 1923: The great Norman undercroft of Chester Cathedral. As well as its more ancient parts, Chester has the distinction of being the only cathedral since the 15th century to have a detached bell tower built. The Addleshaw Tower was completed in 1974, its construction deemed necessary owing to the unsafe condition of the bell-frame in the central tower.

An extract from Cheshire Photographic Memories.

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