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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.

The Journey of the Comet through the streets of #Chester to #Broughton in 1955

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Thin Lizzy, Northgate Street, Chester

I've been given this pic of the legendary Thin Lizzy playing Chester

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Music Hall, St Werburgh Street, Chester

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The Stamford Bridge, Tarvin, Chester

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Mercer Rows, Bridge Street, Chester – Circa 1880’s

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Chester Castle, Chester – Circa 1776

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The Bear and Billet, Lower Bridge Street, Chester – Circa 1880

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