Category Archives: 1870’s

An article about a murder in #Hoole #Chester in 1878


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Chester Cathedral, Chester

The above picture shows the restoration taking place, which started in 1868. The architect in charge of the project was Sir George Gilbert Scott. The restoration was completed in 1876 and cost £83,000

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Eastgate Street, Chester

The above picture of Eastgate Street was taken some time after 1865, as the Grosvenor Hotel is located on the right side, you can also see that the clock is not present on the Eastgate, which was presented in celebration … Continue reading

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The Groves & St John’s Church, Chester – Circa 1870

Below is a picture of The Groves & The Weir on The River Dee. In the background you can see St John’s Church still with its tower intact (It collapsed on the 15th April 1881). In the front of the … Continue reading

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The Town Hall, Chester – Circa 1879

Below is a rare picture of the Town Hall, which was opened in 1869, if you look to the left of the building you can see a gap between where the Old Market was (opened in 1865) and the Town … Continue reading

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Paintings Of Chester 1870 to 1880 – By Louise Raynor

Louise Raynor was born in Matlock Bath in 1832, is well know for painting street scenes of the era, she lived in Chester from around 1870 to 1910 where she moved to Tunbridge Well, where side died in 1924. Below … Continue reading

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The Trams Of Chester, Cheshire

The trams of Chester was created, with services commencing on 10th June 1878, by Chester Tramways Company, with the initial route from Chester Railway to Chester Castle, the route was then extended to Saltney the following year. The trams were … Continue reading

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