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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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)

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

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.

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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