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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 (...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

born Eaton road. 1946.my grandmother lived on greenaway street.name of Peake.always watched the fishermen bringing their nets in.

Does anyone else remember the Autumn Sports held in August with the parade of morris dancers not the usual type, they all had bells on their pumps and were very like the American Majorettes, we used to watch it from the top of Canal Street then they used to have competitions on the Roodee afterwards.

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 (...Read full memory)

Just happened across your print surfing the web, my ancestors lived on Greenaway Street, they were salmon fishers. Their names were Buckley and Barlow. I spent many years down by the river and park as a youngster. Very fond memories, I now live in Canada

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

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. (...Read full memory)

I remember going to Chester Zoo as a child with my parents and grandparents during the 1970s, each visit was really great, except for the hippos who made one of the worst smells I have ever smelt - it was nauseating!

It was probably 1947 when I was first introduced to Chester. My grandmother Minshall had many friends, most of them had one thing in common, their appearance....without being too unkind, they were all kind of 'odd looking'...well, certainly to a young child. Anyway I was introduced to this aged brother and sister (...Read full memory)