Celebrating Chester (Paperback)

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Chester is famous today for its zoo, as the setting for the soap opera Hollyoaks, its racecourse – the oldest still in use in England – and its historical buildings. 

Chester was originally a Roman fort, known as Deva, and evidence of the Roman settlement is still visible today, including part of the amphitheater and a shrine to Minerva. The Saxons extended the Roman city walls to their current position, where they provide an almost complete circuit around the city. The famous Rows – two levels of half timbered shops, one above the other – were also built at this time although they have been heavily restored over later centuries.

The industrial age saw the arrival of the Shropshire Union canal in the city and the wealth brought to the city led to many of its Victorian landmarks being built, including the Town Hall and Grosvenor Museum. Today, Grosvenor Park is one of the finest Victorian parks in Britain, home to an open air theatre in the summer, and the converted Art Deco Odeon cinema attracts many visitors as the Storyhouse arts center.

Illustrated throughout, this fascinating book offers a marvelous and refreshingly positive insight into Chester’s rich heritage, its special events and important moments. Celebrating Chester will be a valuable contribution to the history of the city and provide a source of many memories to those who have known it well over the years.

About the Author

Wallace Charles was born on the Wirral and has lived there for most of his life. While he has spent time elsewhere, he has always been drawn back, not only by family connections, but also by the joy of living on the Wirral. He also has been drawn to Anglesey, with its extraordinary range of history, culture and captivating scenery. Having worked as a freelance writer for a number of years, Wallace now runs his own publishing business providing writing, editing and proofreading services for a wide range of clients.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781398103054
ISBN-10: 1398103055
Publisher: Amberley Publishing
Publication Date: December 15th, 2022
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Celebrating