Chester, The Rows c.1930

Memories of Chester


My mother Mary Burghall (married name Davies) was born in Chester as were three other generations which I have traced back to 1700s. My mother remembers well swimming in the Dee. She and her friends would walk across the medows near Allington Place and swim right across the river. One of the friends fixed a rope swing (...Read full memory)

My Mother Mary Burghall (Married name Davies) used to walk to school everyday across this suspension bridge. She would would walk with her brother's and sisters and friends and she often says that this was the best time of her life.

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

HI I'm a newbi. I was born in Chester in 1945 and can, as a small child, remember running all around the city in the 1950's. I was born at the City Hospital and I lived at 10 Stanley Place. The first school I went to was St Mary's on the Hill. I can also remember attending the school which is now the heritage center. When (...Read full memory)

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