Various Pictures & Postcards, Abbey Gateway, Chester, Cheshire

The Abbey Gateway leads from Northgate Street into Abbey Square, and is listed as a Grade 1 building. The gateway was built around 1300 AD with its upper storey being rebuilt around 1800. It was formally the main access to the precinct of St Werbugh’s Abbey. The gateway is built of red sandstone with gables from & rear

Credits: 1900’s – Unknown, 1930 – LillyWhite, 1950 – Unknown, 1951 – Salmon Series Postcard


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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