Category Archives: Roodee

A Sopwith Camel, landing on The Roodee Chester


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Chester & The Roodee – Painting By Pieter Tillemans (1684 – 1734)

This is the earliest know oil painting of Chester its dates between 1710 & 1734. It is viewed from the South – West and shows horse racing directly on The Roodee. You can see the crowds of spectators standing on … Continue reading

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Where did the bombs drop during WWII in Chester

Below is a document sent to the Chief Constable containing the “official list” of the bombs which were dropped on Chester during the WWII, These include a total 3 x Para Mines, 44 x H.E Bombs & 344 Incendiary Bombs, which … Continue reading

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