Chester, Eastgate Street 1895

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Caption for Chester, Eastgate Street 1895: The neo-classical building with four columns was built by George Williams in 1860, and just beyond it is one of the smaller Victorian half-timbered buildings. Note the tram lines. Eastgate simply wasn't wide enough for two tracks, so the line is single with passing loops.

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)

My wife Joan's grandfather Thomas Ledsham Wilkinson owned various fish and poultry shops in Chester on and around Eastgate Street and Watergate Street.  We recently visited Chester to try and trace the one shop we thought he had owned to discover that he actually owned several in the area and an ice factory.  We (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

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)

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Caption for Chester, Eastgate Street 1895: The neo-classical building with four columns was built by George Williams in 1860, and just beyond it is one of the smaller Victorian half-timbered buildings. Note the tram lines. Eastgate simply wasn't wide enough for two tracks, so the line is single with passing loops.

An extract from Cheshire Photographic Memories.

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