Chester, Foregate Street c.1950

Photo ref: C82065

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

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 used to attend St. Marys without the walls church service every Sunday and eventually in 1956 got married there by the Rev. Digby Thomas. My Father had been a choir boy in that church many years before, having lived in Handbridge I used to visit my relatives in Handbridge every week, where my great Uncle worked (...Read full memory)

This is 1950s, before that there was a lower smoke stack, I used to live in Christleton Road and can remember the old one!

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