Category Archives: Town Hall

The Cost Of The New Town Hall

The relative difference between the size of the old Town Hall (also known as the exchange) and that of the new one may be measured in comparison of their value in 1863. The old building was insured for £5,000 ; … 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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The New Market, Chester – Description From 1865

Below is an entry taken from an 1865 guide book of Chester, which describes the “New Market” which had recently just been built. We now approach the New Market, which was opened on the 10th of March, 1863, the wedding … Continue reading

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The “New” Town Hall, Chester – In The Architects Own Words From 1865

The following is the architect’s description of the building about to be erected in Chester as a Town Hall (from one of my guide books published in 1865). (Laying the Foundations Of The Town Hall 25th October 1864) The design … Continue reading

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More Blending Old & New Pics Chester, Cheshire

After doing some initial blending of pictures from Chester from the past with current ones, and the positive feedback I received from Twiiter, (I know they aren’t pefect, there not meant to be, it’s just for fun, to show a … Continue reading

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Chester Exchange, Northgate Street, Chester – Circa 1860

Originally posted on From The Twitter Account @the_joe_smoe:
The Chester Exchange or Town Hall c.1860. There are many etchings of the Exchange, which faced down the street to The Cross, but this fascinating picture Is the only one I…

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Chester Exchange, Northgate Street, Chester – Circa 1860

The Chester Exchange or Town Hall c.1860. There are many etchings of the Exchange, which faced down the street to The Cross, but this fascinating picture Is the only one I have come across which is a photograph. The somewhat indistinct … Continue reading

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