Chester, Watergate Street 1895

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Caption for Chester, Watergate Street 1895: Watergate Street is said to contain three of the finest examples of half-timber buildings still standing. Bishop Lloyd's House dates from 1615 and God's Provident House from 1652, though the latter was rebuilt in 1892 in the traditional style, using many original timbers. The third and oldest of the buildings is Stanley Palace.

An extract from Cheshire Photographic Memories.

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

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

I am an American who went to school in Chester in 1966/67. Rather, should I say, I was registered for school at Chester College. However, I can't say I was actually in the building very often. There just always seemed to be somewhere else to go, and something more interesting to see instead. I arrived in Chester just as (...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)

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Caption for Chester, Watergate Street 1895: Watergate Street is said to contain three of the finest examples of half-timber buildings still standing. Bishop Lloyd's House dates from 1615 and God's Provident House from 1652, though the latter was rebuilt in 1892 in the traditional style, using many original timbers. The third and oldest of the buildings is Stanley Palace.

An extract from Cheshire Photographic Memories.

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