The Marlborough Arm, St Johns Street, Chester – Circa 1898

The photograph below show the Shrewsbury to Chester coach standing outside the Marlborough Arms, this coach supplied a service up until the late 19th Century

The Marlborough Arms, St Johns Street, Chester - Circa 1898

If look at the picture from present day the pub is now called The Marlbororough Arms, where the story goes that a sing writer accidentally added the addition “or” so the landlord at the time decided to stick with it.

Marlborough Arms - Beer

Credit: Image 1898 – Unknown, Recent Image –


About the_joe_smoe

I started collecting Chester History in 2004 when my father got diagnosed with the terrible illness Alzheimers, i initially started to do family history to try and capture any memories he could recall (i got back to 1610 my wife side of the family & 1724 my side based on his initial recollections), to preserve them for my families future generations, when doing this i found his mind became very active talking about the past. Observing this i started to show old pictures of Chester, and the result was fantastic, he could recall many past scenarios , events, places etc. From this i started to collect all i could about Chester (no expense spared), with the view to try to keep his mind active, i have many pictures, postcards, books, adverts, etc which i would like to share, giving credit to the original authors where possible.
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