About Me

Background:

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.

Update:

My Father passed away on Monday 9th February 2015, so i dedicate this blog to his memory #KeepItGoing , for without him i would not be the person i am today ..!!

Contribute:

If anyone has an article they would like to add, or pictures with a story you want to share you can contact me by using the Contact Menu  on the menu bar.

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4 Responses to About Me

  1. Iam interested in Chester Royal Infirmary History would like lots of photos on here inside and Outside including Theatres Wards outpatiets etc.

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  2. Terence Whaley says:

    My name is terence whaley I am related to the late jtwhaley old post office saughall have you any more pictures, also I would like to know who owns it today as its still there thank you mr t whaley email terencewhaley44@gmail.com

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    • the_joe_smoe says:

      im not a Saughall lad myself, but i know some people who live there, i am sure they can give you current information about it, i have a couple more pics, I’m sure of the shop, i will dig them out and either put on the blog or tweet them via my account @the_joe_smoe. I will come back to you about the current information. Cheers @the_joe_smoe

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    • the_joe_smoe says:

      i have spoken to a Saughall resident who tells me the shop has now been converted into residential units , hope this helps.!!!

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