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Cheshire Photographic Memories

Cheshire Photographic Memories

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Foregate Street looking towards the Eastgate. The clock was presented to the city by Edward Evans-Lloyd in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee. The clock was made by J B Joyce of Whitchurch and sits on top of ornate ironwork designed by John Douglas.

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Other Memories from Chester

In the 1901 census my Great Grandparents the Burghall's were living here.They lived in Upper Northgate Street the census says. I can trace the Burghall family back to Tattenhall in 1841. My mother has fond memories born in 1926, Mary Burghall, of diving and swimming the Dee, and attending Hunter Street School and St John's School.

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 remember the Town Hall Square exactly as it is in the picture.I used to go with my Mum to my Grandma's in Hoole. We used to get the number 9 bus which you can see in the picture! Happy Happy Days.

Hi I was born at Chester Nursing Home - 11 Stanley Place, Chester in April 1943. I am wondering what happened to the Nursing Home and if anyone can give me a some history and photograph of the building it was situated in, I left the UK in 1965 for Canada but each time I go home I visit Chester. As a child I loved going to the zoo and as a teenager that grew up near Aintree Race Course had /have a great love for horses ...see more

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