Ye Olde King Head, Lower Bridge Street, Chester – Circa 1907


The above picture on the postcard was taken circa 1907 of Ye Old Kings Head, Lower Bridge Street, Chester, The building dates back 1622, with foundations going back as early as the 1200’s When comapring the picture to present day you can see its has gained an addtional window on the middle floor towards the right. The pub sign is located on the wall, rather than hanging outside as it is today, The ale served was “Wilderspool Ales” , which was located in Northgate Street.


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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