Category Archives: The Cross

The Cross, Chester – Circa 1900’s

Since Roman times, the Cross has remained the axis of the city. These famous and much photographed buildings were designed by T. M. Lockwood and constructed in 1888 by a local company, William Vernon & Sons of 57, Upper Northgate Street

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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 Cross, Chester, Cheshire – Comparison Between 1810, 1860, 1905 & 2012

The view of The Cross from St. Peter’s Church remains very much the same as it was when the drawing below was made circa 1810 by Bateman. Looking at the picture below taken circa 1860, one interesting feature is the … Continue reading

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A Home Movie Of Chester, Cheshire – Circa 1970’s

Published On YouTube 21st March 2013 A home movie filmed on a day out in Chester, mostly of the River Dee & Groves in the late 1970’s. It has been transferred from Kodachrome Super 8. Music track by: Zena & … Continue reading

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