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Cheshire Collection

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Background imageCheshire Collection: Chester Cross & Rows, Cheshire, July 1935

Chester Cross & Rows, Cheshire, July 1935
A GWR Publicity view of The Rows at Chester, Cheshire in July 1935. These half-timbered shops are famous for their covered galleries reached by steps

Background imageCheshire Collection: Chester, St Johns Ruins, Cheshire, June 1925

Chester, St Johns Ruins, Cheshire, June 1925
A GWR Publicity view of the ruins of St John the Baptist church, near The Groves in Chester, Cheshire, in June 1925. They are the last remnants of the early medieval cathedral in the city

Background imageCheshire Collection: The Rows, Chester, 1920s

The Rows, Chester, 1920s
A GWR Publicity view of The Rows on the corner of Bridge Street in Chester, Cheshire in the 1920s. These half-timbered shops are famous for their covered galleries reached by steps

Background imageCheshire Collection: Eastgate Street, Chester, c1890s

Eastgate Street, Chester, c1890s
This image comes from a Photochrom carriage print used by the Great Western Railway in the late 1800s. The picture shows a view of the historic timber-frame buildings in the centre of Chester

Background imageCheshire Collection: The Rows, Chester, c1890s

The Rows, Chester, c1890s
This image comes from a Photochrom carriage print used by the Great Western Railway in the late 1800s. The Rows are continuous half-timbered galleries

Background imageCheshire Collection: The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, June 1925

The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, June 1925
A GWR Publicity view of The Groves and the River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, June 1925. People are fishing on the banks of the river and going on boat trips

Background imageCheshire Collection: St Johns Ruins, Chester, Cheshire, August 1948

St Johns Ruins, Chester, Cheshire, August 1948
A GWR Publicity view of the ruins at St John the Baptist church in Chester, Cheshire, in August 1948. A man sits on a bench by the ruins near Grosvenor Park

Background imageCheshire Collection: Chester Racecourse, Cheshire, July 1929

Chester Racecourse, Cheshire, July 1929
A GWR Publicity view of the city of Chester taken from the racecourse, Cheshire, July 1929. Chester Racecourse was established in 1539

Background imageCheshire Collection: St Johns Ruins, Chester, Cheshire, June 1925

St Johns Ruins, Chester, Cheshire, June 1925
A GWR Publicity view of the ruins of the old cathedral at St John the Baptist church near The Groves in Chester, Cheshire, in June 1925

Background imageCheshire Collection: St Johns Crypt, Chester, Cheshire, June 1925

St Johns Crypt, Chester, Cheshire, June 1925
A GWR Publicity view of the inside of St Johns Crypt, at St John the Baptist Church in Chester, Cheshire, June 1925. Rubble from the former cathedral ruins lie in piles on the stone floor of the crypt

Background imageCheshire Collection: The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, August 1927

The Groves, Chester, Cheshire, August 1927
A GWR Publicity view of The Groves and the River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, August 1927. People are fishing on the banks of the river and going on boat trips

Background imageCheshire Collection: Old Dee Bridge, Chester, Cheshire, August 1927

Old Dee Bridge, Chester, Cheshire, August 1927
A GWR Publicity view of the Old Dee Bridge in Chester, Cheshire, August 1927. The bridge is made of red sandstone and is the oldest bridge in the city

Background imageCheshire Collection: The River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, June 1925

The River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, June 1925
A GWR Publicity view of The Groves and the River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, in June 1925 with people going on boat trips on the river

Background imageCheshire Collection: Phoenix Tower, Chester, Cheshire, 1924

Phoenix Tower, Chester, Cheshire, 1924
A GWR Publicity view of Phoenix Tower along the Chester City Wall, Cheshire in 1924. The tower is also known as King Charles Tower due to a story that says that in 1645 at the Siege of Chester

Background imageCheshire Collection: Chester Cathedral, Cheshire, 1924

Chester Cathedral, Cheshire, 1924
A GWR Publicity exterior view of Chester Cathedral, Cheshire, 1924. The cathedral has undergone extensive changes since it was first constructed as the abbey church for a Benedictine monastery

Background imageCheshire Collection: River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, 1924

River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, 1924
A GWR Publicity view of the River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, in 1924. The River Dee winds its way through north Wales, through the city of Chester and out towards the Dee Estuary

Background imageCheshire Collection: St Johns Ruins, Chester, Cheshire, 1920s

St Johns Ruins, Chester, Cheshire, 1920s
A GWR Publicity view of the ruins of St John the Baptist church, near The Groves in Chester, Cheshire, c.1920s. They are the last remnants of the early medieval cathedral in the city

Background imageCheshire Collection: The Refectory, Chester Cathedral, Cheshire, c. 1920s

The Refectory, Chester Cathedral, Cheshire, c. 1920s
A GWR Publicity view of The Refectory, Chester Cathedral, Cheshire, c.1920s. This image shows the roof of the Refectory prior to its 1939 reconstruction by F. H. Crossley

Background imageCheshire Collection: Chester Cathedral, Cheshire, c. 1920s

Chester Cathedral, Cheshire, c. 1920s
A GWR Publicity view of the cloisters at Chester Cathedral, Cheshire in c.1920s. In the 1910s restoration work was carried out on the cloisters by the famous architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott

Background imageCheshire Collection: Chester, Cheshire, 1940s

Chester, Cheshire, 1940s
A GWR Publicity view of the River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, in the late 1940s. People are sitting on the benches and strolling along The Groves beside the banks of the river

Background imageCheshire Collection: River Dee, Chester, Cheshire, 1935

River Dee, Chester, Cheshire, 1935
A GWR Publicity view of the River Dee at Chester, Cheshire, 1935. People are fishing on the banks of the river and returning from a boat trip

Background imageCheshire Collection: Chester Cathedral, Cheshire, c. 1920s

Chester Cathedral, Cheshire, c. 1920s
A GWR Publicity exterior view of Chester Cathedral, Cheshire, c.1920s. The cathedral has undergone extensive changes since it was first constructed as the abbey church for a Benedictine monastery


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