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The Old Dee Bridge will be closed to outbound traffic from 11th August 2008 for 3 weeks for essential gas main renewal work 0161 727 4216
Old Dee Bridge Closure

Sunday 17th December 2006

Chester Celebrates the Roman Festival of Saturnalia
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Tuesday 28th November 2006

New New to Chestertourist.com - Shenley Lodge B&B >>>

A Large Fire has Destroyed a number of shops and offices in the City Centre on Grosvenor Street, Jessops, Endsleigh Insurance are affected.

The baby female, who was born on 13 November, has been named Molly by Chester Zoo staff. >>>

Festival of Trees
November 18th - December 3rd

Sunday 26th November

German Festive Market
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Sunday Market in Bridge Street
Sunday Market in Bridge Street

Chester Heritage Tour Bus
Chester Heritage Tour Bus

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The Christmas Tree goes up at the Cross
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New Leaflet available from Chester Tourist Information
Christmas Shopping Guide
http://www.visitchester.com/christmas

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Monday 6th November 2006
A new shop on Watergate Street
Junior Designer Wear

Sunday 5th November 2006
Late Night Shopping in Chester
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Brannigans - Lot76

Monday 9th October 2006

22nd Regiment Garden of Remembrance

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This is part of the original Roman bath house building mosaic floor in its original place under The Mall Shopping precinct


A section of Romon mosaic flooring in situ

Restaurant Locus

Sunday 21st May 2006
Chester Cathedral Exterior
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Saturday 20th May 2006
Chester's own 'Da Vinci Code Secret'. Click on the picture to find out more >>>
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A new Shop opens in Chester Market.
No Comply - We sell Skateboards, Mountain Boards, Longboards, Decks, Shoes, Trucks, Wheels, DVD's and much more...
U.S. Graphic Decks start from £30.
Chester's Only Independent Skater Owned and Run Store.
Shop 7a
Chester Market
6 Princess Street
Chester
Ch1 2HH
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/no-comply
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Thursday 18th May 2006
Chester's Lost Towers. Click on picture for more Information >>>
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The new Airbus a380 flies over the factory in Broughton near Chester >>>

Tuesday 16th May 2006
Chester Landmark Tour. Click on the picture to start
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Monday 15th May 2006
The Roman Strong Room.
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Sunday 14th May 2006
Chestertourist.com takes a close look at the Eastgate Clock. Click here for more >>>
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Thursday 11th May 2006
Race Day Today !
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Wednesday 10th May 2006
Race Day Today !
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Monday 8th May 2006
Chester gets ready for race week.
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Sunday 7th May 2006
The Fun Fair comes to town.
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Friday 6th May 2006
Chestertourist.com goes on the trail of George Marsh. More >>>
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Thursday 4th May 2006
Chestertourist.com takes a cruise. More >>>
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Saturday 29th April 2006
Chestertourist.com visits Beeston Castle. More >>>
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Saturday 29th April 2006
Art Deco Fair Chester Racecourse 10am-4pm
Sunday 30th April 2006
Click here for more
Art Deco Fair Chester Racecourse

Tuesday 25th April 2006
More pictures from the ruins of Old St Johns. More >>>
Grosvenor Park Miniature Railway

The Amphitheatre Webcam is currently down.

Sunday 23rd April 2006
St. Georges Day !
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Continental Market in Chester.
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Medieval Combat at the Water Tower !
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The Water Tower and Charles Tower were open to the public.
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The Moscow State Circus.
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Ale Assize Parade.
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Friday 21st April 2006
Peacock Pub in Boughton. More >>>
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7:15am London Euston Pendolino service at Chester Station
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roll up roll circus is coming to town ! www.moscowstatecircus.com
Wed 19-Apr to Sun 23-Apr CHESTER, Roodee, Chester Racecourse, CH1 2LY
Wed to Fri Sat & Sun 3pm & 7.45pm 2pm & 5pm

Monkey Tiger Live and Unleashed at the Frog and Nightingale.

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Wednesday 19th April 2006
Inside Ruan Orchard. More >>>
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roll up roll circus is coming to town ! www.moscowstatecircus.com
Wed 19-Apr to Sun 23-Apr CHESTER, Roodee, Chester Racecourse, CH1 2LY
Wed to Fri Sat & Sun 3pm & 7.45pm 2pm & 5pm

Tuesday 18th April 2006
New Restaurant in Chester Siam. More >>>
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Saturday 15th April 2006
ChesterTourist.com Visits Eaton Hall Gardens. More >>>
Eaton Hall

Saturday 15th April 2006
Chester Food and Drink Festival. More >>>
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Mr Chips takeaway in Boughton has change to Jade Takeaway.
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Craft Fair at the Town Hall
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Thursday 13th April 2006
A New Restaurant opens in Chester called Siam. Click on the picture for more information >>>
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Tuesday 11th April 2006
ChesterTourist.com Re-visits Grosvenor Park
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Chester Heritage
Vintage Open Top Bus Tours
Hourly Guided City Tours
Live Commentary
Costumed
Tel : 0870 765 6840
Web : www.chesterheritagetours.co.uk

Monday 10th April 2006
ChesterTourist.com visits Grosvenor Park. Click for pictures...
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www.chesterfoodanddrink.co.uk
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Don't forget Chester Races start Wednesday 10th May !

Sunday 9th April 2006
Chester's Abbey Gateway
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1506 - 2006
Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Chester's Great Charter
The Charter made Chester a 'County' in its own right, and shows how important the City was in the early Tudor period.
Given to the City by King Henry VII, Chester's Great Charter is 500 years old this year !
As well as making Chester a County in its own right, the charter laid out procedures for the election of Civic Officers including the Mayors, Sheriffs, Aldermen, and Murengers (overseers of the Walls) It established the new County Court and Quarter Sessions, as well as confirming the other established courts. The Charter also allowed the Civic Sword to be carried point upright in the presence of all expect the immediate Royal family.

6th April
Parade and proclamation from the Town Hall to the Cross 12 noon.

22 April
Ale Assize Guildhall 2pm Medieval Feast Guildhall 7:30pm.

5 June - 28 May
Walking the Walls: from Murengers to Marathons, exhibition at Chester History and Heritage

June / July
Public workshops with Chester's Embrioderer's Guild making commemorative 500th Anniversary banners to be displayed at Chester History and Heritage in October.

21 June and 11 July 7pm
Discover Tudor Chester guided tour (Booking Essential)

12 September - 12 November
Tudor and Stuart Chester, exhibition at the Grosvenor Museum

For more information www.chester.gov.uk/heritage

Thursday 6th April 2006
Inside Chester Cathedral
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Wednesday 5th April 2006
More Pictures from inside St Peters
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Tuesday 4th April 2006
Brook Street
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Monday 3rd April 2006
Shops in Boughton
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Sunday 2nd April 2006
A Panorama of the Shops at Boughton Bars. Click for picture >>>
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Saturday 1st April 2006
The Lion on top of Pepper Street Car Park
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Saturday 1st April 2006
Cherry Orchard Pub Sign in Boughton, Chester. Take with a camera phone.
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Thursday 30th March 2006
New Everton shop opens on Eastgate Street.
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Wednesday 29th March 2006
Swans on the River Dee taken with a T610 camera phone
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Monday 27th March 2006
Northgate Street
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Sunday 26th March 2006
A new restaurant opens in Chester, Little fifteen
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Saturday 25th March 2006
Panorama taken from the King Charles Tower
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Thursday 23rd March 2006
Pictures from Outside Chester Cathedral.
Carved heads showing Benjamin Disraeli and William Gladstone.
Click on the picture to find out more about Chester Cathedral >>>
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Wednesday 22nd March 2006
A Commonwealth font in St John's Church
It was given to the church after the civil war (1642 - 1649) by Churchwarden William Wilson.
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Tuesday 21st March 2006
Saxon Crosses in St. Johns Church
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Chester Backpackers Hostel. You can now book on-line through www.hostelbookers.com

Sunday 19th March 2006
Panorama taken from the Cross
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Friday 17h March 2006 St Patrick's Day !
The Welsh mountain Moel Famau as seen from Chester
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The Francis Lennon art shop near the Cross is now closed.

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Thursday 16h March 2006
Walk Chester's famous Unique Rows
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Wednesday 15h March 2006
A walk down Watergate Street
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Monday 13th March 2006
Roman masonry in the Modern Walls. Click on the picture to walk the walls
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Sunday 12th March 2006
Heavy Snow in Chester
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Wednesday 8th March 2006
Moat House Hotel is renamed Crowne Plaza Chester
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Also Chester Cathedral is getting a new website. www.chestercathedral.co.uk is currently under redevelopment.

Tuesday 7th March 2006
ChesterTourist.com visits St Peters. Click for more
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Monday 6th March 2006
ChesterTourist.com visits the Old Harkers Arms Pub in Boughton
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Sunday 5th March 2006
ChesterTourist.com takes a closer look at the Minerva Shrine. Click for details.
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The Falcon Pub is closed for 8 weeks from Saturday 4th March for refurbishment.

The Moat House hotel has been renamed Crowne Plaza Chester.

Monday 28th February 2006
The Roman Quay Wall. Click on the picture to see more >>>
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Saturday 25th February 2006
Craft Fair at the Town Hall
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ChesterTourist.com visits the 13th Century Crypt in Bookland on Bridge Street

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Thursday 23rd February 2006. Inside Watergates Bar.

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Wednesday 22nd February 2006
Chestertourist.com visits The Old Kings Head Pub.
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New Chester Websites

New Chester Art & Photography: http://www.yessy.com/ademc/gallery.html

Chester Mind-Guide: http://home.btconnect.com/buckleburyweb/ade/images/mindmaps/chesterguide.htm

Tuesday 21st February 2006
Chester's skyline from Boughton
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Monday 20th February 2006
ChesterTourist.com takes a closer look at Boughton.
Cemetery Sign

Sunday 19th February 2006
ChesterTourist.com takes a closer look at...
Bonewaldesthorne's Tower.

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http://www.tsunamidave.com
Find out more about the good deeds of David Trainer...
David Trainer

Tuesday 14th February 2006
ChesterTourist.com takes a closer look at...
Farndon Civil War Memorial Window.

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A new Chester Website Launched !
www.chesterbusiness.co.uk

Sunday 12th February 2006
ChesterTourist.com takes a closer look at Bishop Lloyd's Palace.
Click on the picture for more.
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Thursday 9th February 2006
Hear the sound of the cathedral bells ! >>>
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Monday 6th February 2006
New pictures from the Roman 'baths'. Click on the picture for more information >>>
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Sunday 5th February 2006
The 'cobweb' picture in Chester Cathedral
Click on the picture for more information >>>
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Wednesday 1st February 2006
Peace Vigil at the Cross
For the 100th UK soldier killed in Iraq.
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ChesterTourist.com visits The Falcon
The Falcon

Sunday 29th January 2006
ChesterTourist.com visits Nantwich on Holly Holy Day 28th January 2006.
And witnesses the re-enactment of the Battle of Nantwich by the Sealed Knot.

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Sunday 22nd January 2006
The Millennium Trail. Click on the picture for more information...
Millennium Trail Marker

Thursday 19th January 2006
Mews Art Gallery has a new website!
The Shop is located in Rufus Court off Northgate Street.

Monday 16th January 2006
Chester's Rows. Click on the picture to walk the Rows
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Thursday 12th January 2006
Roman column base in situ behind Watergate Street
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Wi-Fi Spots in Chester
See Deva Wi-Fi

New B+B Accommodation Website
www.chestercottage.co.uk

Monday 9th January 2006
Chester's Roman Amphitheatre
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Thursday 5th January 2006
Section of wall near the Kaleyard Gate
Click here to walk the walls.
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Monday 2nd January 2006
New and updated Roman Stones guide...
Roman Stones

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Wednesday 21st December (Winter Solstice!)
De Vere Carden Park Hotel, Golf Resort and Spa Ranks #1 of 47 hotels in Chester in the
Trip Advisor popularity index.


Sunday 18th December 2005

Its what you have all been waiting for .... the ChesterTourist.com Java Lake Click here to see it >>>


Chester's Shops are busy on the run up to Christmas.
Also it looks like Chester On Ice is going to be Cancelled!
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Wednesday 14th December 2005
Chester Town House on Britain's Best Breaks
Click below to see a clip
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Sunday 11th December 2005
Chester NOT on ice!
No sign of the ice rink in Grosvenor Park yet for Chester On Ice...
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Thursday 8th December 2005
Christmas Tree outside the Town Hall
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Monday 5th December 2005
A Horse Drawn Carriage outside the Town Hall
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Carols by Candlelight
Chester Bach Singers
Tickets £9
Sunday 7.30pm 11th December St Andrew's Church Tarvin
Saturday 7.30pm 17th December St Mary's Church, Handbridge, Chester.
Tel 01244 335705

Warehouse of Horrors
New Years Eve 7pm - 3am
Tickets £20
Featuring Zombina and the Skeletones

Chester Christmas Tour Town Hall 1.30pm every Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
15th November to 4th January
Tel 01244 402111/351609

Cinderella
Friday 2nd December to Saturday 7th January
Chester Gateway Theatre
Box Office 01244 340392

The Joy of Christmas
A combined Carol Service with Ambulance, Fire, Police
Chester Cathedral
Tuesday 6th December
7.30pm

Thursday 1st December 2005
FA Cup 2nd Round Chester City V Nottingham Forest
Saturday 3rd December 3pm
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Late Night Shopping

Marks & Spencer
Starting 10th November open every Thursday till 9pm
Starting 5th December open Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri till 8pm
Christmas Week 19th-23rd open Mon-Fri till 9pm

Browns of Chester
Starting 17th November open Thursday till 10pm
Starting 8th December open every Thursday till 10:30pm Christmas Week 19th - 23rd open Mon, Tue, Wed till 10pm Fri till 10:30pm

The Mall Grosvenor
Starting 17th November open every Thursday till 8pm
Starting 1st December open every Thursday till 9pm
W/C 19th December open Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri till 8pm Thurs till 9pm

The Forum
The Forum will open late till 8 on Thursdays and 11-5 on Sundays. Including Boxing Day for TJ Hughes.
Plus extra late night opening till 8 during Christmas Week (not Christmas Eve). Closed New Year's Day.

Wednesday 30th November 2005
Bar Lounge @ the end of Watergate Street
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Tuesday 29th November 2005
newBritannia Adelphi Hotel Liverpool - Book Online!

Christmas Lights @ Chester City Centre
Christmas Lights Christmas Lights Christmas Lights

New Book ! Thomas Brassey - The Greatest Railway Builder in the World
Thomas Brassey Book

www.visitchester.com/christmas
Christmas Shopping in Chester
Christmas Shopping

Sunday 27th November 2005
Northgate Street is closed to traffic
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Saturday 26th November 2005
Chester City 3 - 1 Peterborough United
Branch 35 pen Semple 75
Drummond 53
Lowe 66
Booked: Artell, MacKenzie, El Kholti, Arber, Benjamin, Tyler, St. Ledger, Plummer.


A physical game in which there were eight bookings. Chester came out on top against ex-manager Mark Wright's side.
Chester took the lead from a penalty awarded after Mark Tyler pulled down Michael Branch. Who went on to take the penalty. Both managers refused to shake hands after the match.
Attendance 2701. Chester Man of the Match : Chris Mackenzie.
Match Pictures

Peterborough United warm up before the match
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A Minute silence in memory of George Best
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Chester push forward early on in the match
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Number 8 Branch celebrates after scoring from a penalty in the first half
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Wrighty, Wrighty whats the score ?
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Number 14 Ben Davies on the attack again
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A Stuart Drummand shot makes it 2-0
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Chester celebrate after Ryan Lowe puts a spectacular shot in the top of the net, 3 - 0 to City.
This goal has got to be Chester Goal of the season so far...
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Peterborough get a late consolation goal
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Both managers refuse to shake hands after the match
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Wednesday 23rd November 2005
More hotels added to the hotel section
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Tuesday 22nd November 2005
The Blue Bell Restaurant has been renamed to Eastern Glory.
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Chestertourist.com visits the Slow Boat Restaurant
Slow Boat

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Thursday 17th November 2005
The Christmas Lights are ON!
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Chester On Ice www.chesteronice.com


Wednesday 16th November 2005
Summer Palace Chinese Restaurant
Restaurant review by chester@large
Summer Palace, Chinese Restaurant, 126 Foregate Street, Chester. Tel : 01244 310033
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Tuesday 15th November 2005

Blossoms Hotel AA Rating StarStarStar
Blossoms Hotel

Blossoms Hotel

St John Street
Chester (City Centre)
CH1 1HL
01244 323186/0870 4008108
Email : enquiries@macdonald-hotels.co.uk
A Macdonald Hotel >>>
        
  

Location Click here for location (Grid ref: SJ407663)
Hotel Review by Tripadviser.com
Chester Cross : 250 metres
Railway Station Chester Railway Station 0.5 miles (0.8 km)
Motorway Junction M53 Jnct 12 2.1 miles (3.4 km)
Airport Liverpool John Lennon 9.9 miles (16 km)
Established in 1650 !
This upmarket hotel is located in Chester City Centre.

Book Now ! Online >>>


Monday 14th November 2005
Christmas Lights are in position
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A view of Northgate Street from the Rows
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Sunday 13th November 2005
Remembrance Sunday
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Christmas Lights are in position for the big switch on (17th Nov Town Hall)
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Saturday 12th November 2005
Chester City 0 - 0 Northampton Town
Attendance 3295. A dull game with few chances at both ends.
Chester Man of the Match Carl Regan.

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The Northampton Manager
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Thursday 10th November 2005
A view of the River Dee from Boughton
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Wednesday 9th November 2005
New Fast Food Outlet near Chester in Boughton
Blue Chilli Kitchen

Blue Chilli Kitchen
59 Boughton
Chester
CH3 5AF
01244 340330
www.bluechillichester.com
chef@bluechillichester.com


Tuesday 8th November 2005
Shrewsbury Arms Pub Review.
Click here for the review
Shrewsbury Arms Pub Review


Monday 7th November 2005
Watch out for the Thomas Brassey display at Chester Station
Thomas Brassey


Sunday 6th November 2005
FA Cup 2nd Round Draw was made at 3pm today.
Chester City v Weymouth or Nottingham Forest)
3rd / 4th December 2005

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Or www.Devachat.com for the latest from the fans


Saturday 5th November 2005
Firework Display at Chester Racecourse
Firworks Firworks
Firworks Firworks


Saturday 5th November 2005
Match Pictures
Chester City 2-1 Folkestone Invicta

Chester: MacKenzie, McNiven, Artell, Dimech, Regan, Branch, Drummond, Curtis, Davies (Vaughan 87), Lowe, Richardson (El Kholti 66). Subs Not Used: Brookfield, Hessey, Bolland.
Booked: Branch.
Goals: Branch 55 pen, Lowe 71.
Folkestone Invicta: Kessell, James Everitt (Sly 89), Flanagan, Guest, Norman, Lamb (Neilson 76), Michael Everitt, Chandler (Lindsey 80), Myall, Jones, Dryden. Subs Not Used: Bower, Mann.
Booked: Chandler, Jones, James Everitt, Michael Everitt, Flanagan.
Goals: Flanagan 10.
Att: 2,503
Ref: S Dorr (Worcester).

Folkestone Invicta fans in the away end.
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Early action
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Another booking for Folkestone (5 in total)
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Chester throw in
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Michael Branch scores from a penalty (if you can see it !)
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Ryan Lowe scores from a long range shot (if you can see it !)
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The end of the match
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Friday 4th November 2005
The Mold Cape
The Mold Cape
On display at the Wrexham County Borough Museum until December 2005.
Described as a 'Mantle of a woman of distinction from the early bronze age 1900 - 1600 BC. The cape was found near Mold in October 1833 and has been described as one of Britain's most famous and iconic ancient artefacts. The item is on loan from the British Museum and you have a rare chance to see the object on display close to where it was discovered.

Fireworks


Sunday 30th October 2005 3pm
Views of Watergate Street
Views of Watergate Street 1 Views of Watergate Street 2 Views of Watergate Street 3

CCFC V Folkestone Invicta

Shrewsbury Town FC V Chester City FC
Saturday 29th October 2005 3pm
Special Football Train Departing Chester 11:53am

Shrewsbury Town FC

Wednesday 26th October 2005 14:37pm
The Public Inquiry into the Northgate Development compulsory purchase orders started on Monday.
The Inquiry is being held at : Regus, Regus House, Herons Way, Chester Business Park , Chester, CH4 9QR.

Wednesday 26th October 2005
Sea King Fisheries stall added to www.chestermarket.com.
Click on the fish for details >>>

'Sea King Fisheries'


Saturday 22nd October 2005
Cheshire Archaeology on display at the Grosvenor Museum ground floor gallery.

Display at Grosvenor Museum

Items on Display found in Cheshire.

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Hologram image of 'Lindow man'.
Display at Grosvenor Museum

Friday 21st October 2005
A Beacon is lit in Chester to celebrate the victory at the Battle of Trafalgar 200 years ago.
Trafalgar Beacon

Sunday 16th October 2005
Slideshow of Images from the Old Market Hall from www.chestermarket.com
Click on the picture to see the slideshow...
Old Market Hall

Tuesday 11th October 2005
The Market Hall Cherub
www.chestermarket.com

CherubOne of the two cherubs, which used to look down from some 50 feet above street level from the top of the Victorian Market Hall, was found in a garden near Whitchurch in early 2005. This has since been acquired by Chester City Council and has been put into store while opportunities for using it in the new market hall are being explored. The Victorian Market Hall was opened on 10th March 1863 - the same day as the marriage of HRH the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII) to Princess Alexandra. Chester Corporation integrated the opening of the market hall with celebrations for the Royal Wedding including a procession led by a riffle band.

The building was built in cream sandstone in the baroque revival style which includes highly sculptural decoration. It was extended in 1882 providing a Venetian gothic link with the new Town Hall (completed 1869), and again in 1886 (adding a vegetable area) and 1898 (a fish market). The building was demolished in 1967 except for a fragment left next to the passage way leading to Hamilton Place (next to the Dublin Packet pub) and which today hints at the former building's splendour.
The cherub could be used as a feature in the new market hall together with a panel (or panels) that tell the story of the market.


Paul Hyde
Heritage Interpretation Officer
Chester City Council

Monday 10th October 2005
The New Venue for the Northgate Development Public Enquiry :
Regus, Regus House, Herons Way, Chester Business Park, Chester, CH4 9QR.

Sunday 9th October 2005
The Groves in Autumn
The Groves in Autumn

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The 'Old Orleans' pub at the Groves has changed to 'The Groves'.
The Groves in Autumn

Saturday 8th October 2005
www.messengerlifestyle.co.uk
Lifestyle magazine covering Chester. It can be viewed online.

Tuesday 27th September 2005
Chester Literature Festival 1 - 28 October 2005
Click on the picture for Chester Literature Festival
Sir David Frost and many more...
Chester Literature Festival

Saturday 10th September 2005
Heritage Open Day
Boughton St Paul's church.
Heritage Open Day

St Francis of Assisi church, Grosvenor Road.
Heritage Open Day

The Guild Hall, Watergate Street.
Heritage Open Day

Sunday 4th September 2005

River Dee, the view from the back garden of the Mount Inn, Boughton. The Mount Inn, Boughton

Some pictures of Northgate Street
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IStation Internet Cafe on Northgate Street has Closed.
Around the world yacht race boats in the Albert Dock, Liverpool.
Around the world yacht race boats

Saturday 3rd September 2005
Information on Chester Market and its closure from www.chestermarket.com >>>

Sunday 28th August 2005
ChesterTourist.com goes to the Mathew Street Festival Liverpool

The Stranglers
The Stranglers

The Buzzcocks
The Buzzcocks

Susan Hedges
Click for more info >>>
Susan Hedges

The Cavern Club
The Cavern Club The Cavern Club

Sunday 21st August 2005
The Secret Chester Tour
Click on the picture for more information...
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Saturday 20th August 2005
The Birkenhead Heritage Trail
Click here for more information
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Friday 18th August 2005 ChesterTourist.com Liverpool Events

MATHEW STREET FESTIVAL 2005 Saturday 27th - Monday 29th August Liverpool City Centre
www.mathewstreetfestival.com
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http://www.creamfields.com
Creamfields 2005 27 Aug 2005
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Thursday 17th August 2005
Snowdonia Tourist Information www.visitsnowdonia.info
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Monday 8th August 2005
ChesterTourist.com is testing a webcam
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Saturday 6th August 2005
ChesterTourist.com visits the Painting Exhibition at the Town Hall and the Fushsia Show.
The Fushsia Show in St Mary's Centre
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The Fushsia Show in St Mary's Centre

The Fushsia Show in St Mary's Centre
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St Mary's Centre (Click on the pictures for more information)

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Thursday 4th August 2005
Off the ground theatre presents
William Shakespeare's
Twelfth Night
A fine performance by all.
The second half was rained off and was performed inside Alexander's.
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Wednesday 3rd August 2005
www.chestertourist.com visits Chester's Newest Internet Cafe Cafenet UK
Click on the picture for more information...
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Saturday 30th July 2005
Brannigans is open again
Brannigans

Friday 29th July 2005
Liverpool
www.chestertourist.com visits the Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre
The Old Stableyard,
Smithdown Lane,
Liverpool,
L7 3EE.
Tel 0151 709 6868
Email enquiries@williamsontunnels.co.uk
Web www.williamsontunnels.co.uk

Joseph Williamson became known as the 'king of edge hill' and locally as the 'mole of edge hill'.
Having made his fortune in tobacco, and having no family to spend it on, he bought large areas of land around Mason Street (Mason Street being named after his business partner). He employed local men returning from the Napoleonic Wars and the construction of the tunnels seems to have been carried out with the intention of providing work for these men.

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Thursday 28th July 2005
www.chestertourist.com visits St Asaph Cathedral in North Wales.
St Asaph Cathedral, High Street, St Asaph, LL17 0RD. Tel 01745 583429.
Open 9am to 6:30pm every day of the year.
Admission is Free. Tea and Coffee Self Service. History leaflets are available by the main entrance 10p each.
Bookshop Area.
Guided tours and school visits by arrangement.

The site of the Ancient Cathedral has been used as a place of worship since AD650 when the church with a large monastic community, was founded here by St Kentigern, Bishop of Strathclyde, (St Mungo). His successor was St Asaph who gave his name to the city and the Diocese. The welsh name for St Asaph is Llanelwy (Church by the river Elwy). The building was destroyed by Edward I troops. It was rebuilt by Bishop Anian II (Bishop of St Asaph 1268 - 93). His monumental slab is on view in the South Aisle. The present building dates from the 13th and 14th Centuries. The Cathedral was restored in 1863 by Sir Gilbert Scott.

St Asaph Cathedral. View from High Street St Asaph Cathedral. Window St Asaph Cathedral. Memorial
Excavation work in progress Anian II Tomb St Asaph Cathedral
The face of Anian II Anian II Tomb St Asaph Cathedral

Please note that several parts of the Cathedral are undergoing restoration work.

Wednesday 27th July 2005
Event Notification
The next co-ordinating meeting of Chester Stop the War Coalition will be an open meeting to discuss the impacts of the London bombs. This will be on Monday 1st August, 7.30pm, Quaker Meeting House, Frodsham St, Chester - all welcome (the front door should be open - come in and go upstairs to Room 3).
All supporters please try and attend.

Monday 25th July 2005
www.chestertourist.com visits Grosvenor Museum
Click on the picture for more information...

Sunday 24th July 2005
New stall opens on Chester Market
Find out more ... 'Light of Angels' >>>

Saturday 23rd July 2005
www.chestertourist.com visits the Computer Fair @
the Northgate Arena
Computer Fair @ the Northgate Arena Computer Fair @ the Northgate Arena

Find out more from www.fairs.co.uk >>>

Friday 22nd July 2005
A Roman bead found during the 2004 Amphitheatre Dig.
A Roman bead

A selection of impacted musket balls found near St Johns during the Dig.
A selection of impacted musket balls

The 'Timewatch' program being shown in the Chester Visitor Centre about the Amphitheatre Dig.
The 'Timewatch' program

Thursday 21st July 2005
New Internet Cafe opening in Watergate Street Soon !
New Internet Cafe opening in Watergate Street Soon !

Wednesday 20th July 2005
Amphitheatre Finds

This bone Roman Gladius sword handle was found during the 2004 Amphitheatre Dig.

Roman Gladius sword handle

The View from the Arena in Chester

The view from the Arena The view from the Arena

The Amphitheatre Dig

Dig in progress

The Amphitheatre is currently being excavated. A walkway has been constructed,
and you can see the archaeologists at work. The finds are on display on the first floor of the Chester Visitor Centre.

Finds on display in the Chester Visitor Centre Finds on display in the Chester Visitor Centre Finds on display in the Chester Visitor Centre

The excavation can be viewed from the finds room window on the first floor.
A webcam is also positioned in the window, and is broadcasting live images 24 hours a day on : http://www.chester.gov.uk/amphitheatre/webcam.htm
Also the Time Watch program about the excavation of the amphitheatre is being shown in the next room.

Chester Visitor Centre Chester Visitor Centre

Saturday 16th July 2005
2.30pm Gladiator Fights
Gladitor Fights Gladiator Fights Gladiator Fights Gladiator Fights

Saturday 16th July 2005
National Archaeology Day Chester Amphitheatre, 10am - 4pm
National Archaeology Day National Archaeology Day
National Archaeology Day National Archaeology Day

Finds on display from the Amphitheatre Dig

Finds on display Finds on display
Finds on display Finds on display

Lord Mayors Parade Saturday 16th July 2005 11am


Lord Mayors Parade Lord Mayors Parade
Lord Mayors Parade Lord Mayors Parade

ChesterTourist.com Visits Llechwedd Slate Caverns >>>

Tuesday 12th July 2005
ChesterTourist.com visits the Hockenhull Platts

The Hockenhull Platts was a pack horse route used in the old days for transporting salt from Northwich. They are located off the A51 to Tarvin at the end of a minor road at the turn off near the BP Garage for Cotton Edmunds. It is a couple of minutes drive from Chester. And it is a nice walk with good views. The part which crosses the River Gowy is sometimes called the 'roman bridges'. These are in fact a set of three medieval sandstone bridges.

The area is a nature reserve. See more from www.wildlifetrust.org.uk

Hockenhull Platts 1 Hockenhull Platts 2
Hockenhull Platts 3 Hockenhull Platts 4

Sunday 10th July 2005

ChesterTourist.com Visits Llechwedd Slate Caverns

Saturday 9th July 2005

Race Day at Chester

Race Day at Chester 1 Race Day at Chester 2 Race Day at Chester 3 Race Day at Chester 4

Friday 8th July 2005

The Union Jack flies at half mast at the Town Hall.
In memory of those killed in the London Bomb Blasts.

Union Jack at half hast at the Town Hall

Chester Music Society Summer Concert
9th July 7.30pm
Wesley Methodist Church, St John Street. Tel 0151 339 7326

Chester Summer Music Festival starts 11th July. Until 23rd July.

Wednesday 6th July 2005

Macbeth
Chester Cathedral Green 6th - 7th July 1.30pm and 7.30pm
Performed in true Shakespearean style by The Lord Chamberlain's Men with an all-male cast.
Box Office : 01244 340392. Tickets £12.50 Children £7.50 Matinee £10.00

Macbeth Ticket Macbeth

ChesterTourist.Com visits the encountered space exhibition @ Chester Cathedral

encounted space

encounted space

encounted space

Tuesday 5th July 2005

"To be killed with iron" exhibition at Grosvenor Museum

To be be killed with iron 1

To be be killed with iron 2 To be be killed with iron 3 To be be killed with iron 4

Heronbridge Time Team Dig.

Herronbridge Time Team Dig 1 Herronbridge Time Team Dig 2 Herronbridge Time Team Dig 3

Sunday 2nd July 2005
The Ferry Service operating from Sandy Lane to the Meadows

Also the Time Team big Roman dig starts in Heronbridge, Near Chester. See the Channel 4 Website for details >>>
It will be featured on TV on Tuesday and Wednesday.


Sandy Lane

Saturday 2nd July 2005

NOTES OF PRE INQUIRY MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 14 JUNE 2005
Public Inquiry into Proposed Relocation of Chester Market >>>

Alternative G8 Events in Chester.

The Jubilee Debt Campaign are organising an event on Saturday 2nd of July. The Town Crier will come to the Town Hall at 12.30 pm to make a proclamation about cancelling third world debt - a sizable crowd would be welcome as this will coincide with events in Edinburgh. This will be followed by a vigil in the Cathedral from 12.45 to 1.45 which will be led by Canon Trevor Dennis.

On the 7th of July at 5.30 pm we need lots of people to help us make a continual white band around the city walls - the Lord Mayor will be attending this event. People are asked to gather at any one of the six city gates on the wall to form the band. At 6pm a 2 minute silence will be held followed immediately by a noisy walk to the Eastgate where their will be a photo shoot with the Lord Mayor. 6.30 pm disperse.

:: Event Notification ::
2005 De Vere PGA Seniors Championship will be held at De Vere Carden Park near Chester, between August 4-7
Click for more info >>>

Saturday 25th June 2005

Roman Day at Chester Races
see http://www.chester-races.co.uk for more info >>>

Friday 24th June 2005 :: Event Notification ::

A major exhibition of work entitled 'Encountered Space' by Chester Cathedralís first Artist in Residence, Marguerite Elliott will be held in the Cathedral from Wednesday 6th July to Saturday 17 September 2005. The paintings show the interior of Chester Cathedral in a variety of styles, at various times of the day, catching the atmosphere of the building in all its moods.

Opening Times: Wednesday 6 July - Saturday 17 September Monday - Saturday 9.00am - 5.00 pm Sunday 1.00 - 6.00 pm

Admission to the Cathedral: Adults £4.00, Groups/Senior Citizens £3.00, Children (5 - 16) £1.50

Sunday 19th June 2005
Sunday Night at Alexander's

John Logue
Have a look at http://www.johnlogue.com >>>
Sunday Night at Alexanders Sunday Night at Alexanders Sunday Night at Alexanders

John Logue message board >>>

Saturday 18th June 2005
Saturday Midsummer Watch Parade
Misummer Watch Parade

Midsummer Watch Parade Midsummer Watch Parade

Midsummer Watch Parade Midsummer Watch Parade

Midsummer Watch Parade Midsummer Watch Parade

Midsummer Watch Parade Midsummer Watch Parade

Thursday 16th June 2005
NEW! - Chester Shop of the Week is Mews Gallery >>>

Wednesday 15th June 2005
The BBC Big Screen comes to the Town Hall
The Big Screen

The Chester Amphitheatre Dig has started up again
Find out more from >>> www.chesteramphitheatre.co.uk
The Chester Amphitheatre Dig The Chester Amphitheatre Dig The Chester Amphitheatre Dig

Finds on display in the Chester Visitor Centre from Last Years Dig.
In the first picture are musket balls from the Civil War and a power flask cap.
In the second picture are pieces of 17th/18th Century Slipware pottery.
In the third picture are Roman Beads.

Civil War Musket Balls and Powder Flask Cap 17th/18th Century Slipware Roman Beads

Monday 13th June 2005

Buttons Electrical
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Chester Market
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Saturday 11th June 2005
ChesterTourist.com visits the Mersey River Festival, Liverpool.

Cannon !

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Thursday 9th June 2005
ChesterTourist.com Visits Mediterranean Restaurant
Mediterranean Restaurant
Mediterranean Restaurant
1 Rufus Court
Chester
01244 320004
Open 7 Days 12 Noon - 11:00pm
Web : www.mediterraneanrestaurant.co.uk
Email : enquiries-chester@mediterraneanrestaurant.co.uk

Wednesday 8th June 2005
ChesterTourist.com visits Chez Jules Restaurant
Click here to see the results >>> Tuesday 7th June 2005
More Travels with my Camera photos from 2005

Thomas Brassey Bicentenary

Saturday 18th June 2005
Royal Train Steam Locomotive 6233 'Duchess of Sutherland'
Will haul a special train from Crewe to Holyhead calling at Chester.
Standard Fare £55
Book now by calling 01773 743986
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Saturday 4th June 2005
Ye Olde Transport at the Town Hall Square
Ye Olde Transport

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in conjunction with the prize draw to win a holiday for two in Tuscany, all ego restaurants will be hosting a 'Italian evening' with guest appearances from the owners of the Tuscan cookery school this evening is £30 per person and includes 5 courses of traditional Italian cuisine, wine tasting and plenty of cooking advice
the dates are as follows:
Tuesday 21st June - ego Heswall
Wednesday 22nd June - ego Liverpool
Thursday 23rd June - ego Chester
from 7.30pm onwards
these evenings are booking up extremely quickly. for more information and to secure a table call now!
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Heswall
tel: 01244 346512 fax: 01244 340577 e-mail: info@egorestaurants.com 166 telegraph road,Heswall, Wirral, CH60 0AH
Liverpool
tel: 0151 342 4224 fax: 0151 342 3484 e-mail: info@egorestaurants.com hope street, Liverpool, L1 9BW tel: 0151 7060707 fax: 0151 7060770 e-mail: info@egorestaurants.com

Saturday 5th June 2005
ChesterTourist.com visits the Bear and Billet Pub, Chester
Click here for more Info...
The Bear and Billet from Outside

Saturday 28th May 2005
ChesterTourist.com visits Llandudno
Click on the flag to see the pictures >>>

ChesterTourist.com visits Llandudno

Thursday 26th May 2005

www.chestertourist.com now has a new blog >>>
www.chestertourist.com offical blog

Saturday 21st May 2005
Craft Fair at the Town Hall
Craft Fair at the Town Hall

Thursday 19th May 2005

TV Program
Timewatch
Britain's lost Coliseum
9pm BBC2 Friday 20 May 2005
Timewatch Britain's lost Colosseum 9pm BBC2 Friday 20 May 2005
Archaeologists Dan Garner and Tony Wilmott unearth the secrets of Chester's Roman amphitheatre.
What happened there, who built it, and what did it look like?

Saturday 14th May 2005

A fine day in Chester
Chester News

ChesterTourist.com Visits : The Heritage Open Day, St Michaels Church Heritage Centre, Bridge Street, Chester.

A few pieces of molten metal from a Heinkel Mark III.
Shot down over Bumpers Lane. 14th August 1940.
Chester News

Old Chester wartime photos on display in the Heritage Centre
Chester News

Monday 9th May 2005
The new www.ChesterTourist.Com picture gallery has opened
Click here to have a look >>>


Saturday 7th May 2005
ChesterTourist.com Visits Chester Cathedral Refectory
:: Tapestry from a Raphael Cartoon. Chester Cathedral Refectory ::
Chester News
This tapestry was woven at the Mortlake tapestry works in the time of Charles I. From a cartoon, one of a set executed by Raphael in 1515 for the Sistine Chapel.
The cartoons were bought in 1623 by Charles I when he was Prince of Wales and are now in the Victoria and Albert museum. They are mostly scenes from the Acts of the Apostles. The tapestry came to Chester Cathedral in the 17th century and up till 1843 hung at the east end of the choir as the reredos of the high alter.
It shows St Paul in the celebrated scene with the sorcerer Elymas in Cypres, his first missionary journey. He strikes Elymas with temporary blindness for trying to prevent the Proconsul Sergius Paulus from accepting the Christian faith. Sergius Paulus is the figure seated in the centre.
On the right is St Paul on the left Elymas. The figure of Elymas in Raphael's original cartoons has been described as one of the noblest in the whole of western art.

Hammer Beam Roof in Chester Cathedral Refectory
Chester News


Friday 6th May 2005
Caldy Valley Nature Park, Huntington, Chester.
Chester News Chester News Chester News


Saturday 1st May 2005
Louise Rayner Chester Watercolour
Exhibition @ Grosvenor Museum
Chester News

Wednesday 4th May 2005
Display of Local Artists work @ the Grosvenor Museum

Monday 25th April - Friday 29th April
www.chestertourist.com Visits Rome News Special


Saturday 1st May 2005
Louise Rayner Chester Watercolour
Exhibition @ Grosvenor Museum

Street Entertainment @ the cross

Plant sale in Chester Cathedral Cloisters


Saturday 23rd April 2005
St. Georges Day

Morris Dancing outside the Town Hall


Saturday 17th April 2005
Boughton in the rain !


Saturday 9th April 2005
ChesterTourist.com Old Shops in Chester
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Saturday 2nd April 2005
ChesterTourist.com Visits the Roman Gardens
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Saturday 26th March 2005
Chestertourist.com takes a trip on the Magical Mystery Tour Bus in Liverpool

ChesterTourist.com

Paul McCartney's family home, 20 Forthlin Road
Paul McCartney's family home, 20 Forthlin Road

George Harrison's childhood home
George Harrisons childhood home

Ringo Starr's family home in the Dingle
Due to be knocked down soon.
Ringo Starr's family home in the Dingle

John Lennon's childhood home
251 Menlove Avenue

ChesterTourist.com

Strawberry Field children's home. John Lennon remembers this place from childhood in the song 'Strawberry Fields Forever'.
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There is a memorial garden in New York to John Lennon

Penny Lane in the pouring rain. Very Strange.
ChesterTourist.com

Brian Epstein's family home
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Good Friday 25th March 2005
ChesterTourist.com Visits the Groves
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March 22nd Tuesday
Bust of Oliver Cromwell in the Grosvenor Museum and a stained glass of Charles I in Chester Cathedral

ChesterTourist.com - Bust of Oliver Cromwell ChesterTourist.com - Charles I March 19th Saturday - ChesterTourist.com Visits Tudor House, Lower Bridge Street.
ChesterTourist.com Tudor House

Tudor House is located on the East side of Lower Bridge Street. The building is a fine three story half timbered house. It once contain a walk way for the rows on the first level. But this has been filled in. There is a plaque above the front door saying :

"This Tudor House was built about 1503 in ye reign of Henry VII".

It is thought that the building actually dates from 1603. It was restored in 1907. Below are some pictures taken from inside. There is a cafe/restaurant on the bottom floor.

ChesterTourist.com - Tudor House    ChesterTourist.com - Tudor House

ChesterTourist.com - Tudor House    ChesterTourist.com - Tudor House

ChesterTourist.com - Tudor House

Grosvenor Museum Society
March 16th Wednesday
Dan Garner gives a talk on the finds from the 2004 Amphitheatre Excavation
ChesterTourist.com Ampitheatre Talk


Latest Pictures from Chester : Saturday 12th March 2005
Fresco inside St. Peters Church


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Latest Pictures from Chester : Saturday 5th March 2005
Music outside the Town Hall
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Latest Pictures from Chester : Saturday 5th March 2005
Chestertourist.com Looks around St. Johns Church.

Door of St. Johns Church
Take a closer Look >>>


Latest Pictures from Chester : Sunday 27th Feb 2005
ChesterTourist.com - politika @alexander's
Chester Stop the War Coalition 27th February
Change the world on Sundays The networking - socialising - campaign night
ChesterTourist.com goes underground


Latest Pictures from Chester : Saturday 13th Feb 2005
ChesterTourist.com visits the Brown's Crypt on Eastgate Street.
Click on the picture to find out more >>>
ChesterTourist.com goes underground


Latest Pictures from Chester : Saturday 13th Feb 2005
ChesterTourist.com goes underground in Roman Chester
Click on the picture to find out more >>>
ChesterTourist.com goes underground


Latest Pictures from Chester : Saturday 5th Feb 2005
St. Michaels Church, now a Heritage Centre.
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Latest Pictures from Chester : Saturday 5th Feb 2005
'Funny Faces' exhibition @ Grosvenor Museum
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Latest Pictures from Chester : Saturday 29th Jan 2005
Part of the Eastgate at dusk on Saturday
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Latest Pictures from Chester : Saturday 23rd Jan 2005
The Chester to Connah's Quay Railway Path and Cycleway,
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Latest Pictures from Chester : Saturday 23rd Jan 2005

The Chester to Connah's Quay Railway Path and Cycleway.
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The England/Wales Border on the Cycleway.

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Latest Pictures from Chester : Wednesday 15th Jan 2005
Saturday Nights at the Dublin Packet
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Latest Pictures from Chester : Wednesday 12th Jan 2005
Oh well its not Chester. Liverpool by night
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Saturday 8th January 2005
Sea King Fish Stall in Chester Market.
www. chester tourist .com

Wednesday 5th January 2005
This tile was found in Chester Cathedral. It is a copy of a design found in Mosques along the 'silk trade route' from the east. www. chester tourist .com

Saturday 25th December 2004, Christmas Day
It's a white Christmas in Chester !

Sunday 26th December 2004, Boxing Day
Midwinter Solstice Full Moonset @8:30am West, Sunrise @9:00am East

Saturday 18th December 2004
Carol singing outside Chester Market, Rufus Court Christmas Tree

Saturday 11th December 2004
Egyptian display @ Grosvenor Museum.

Saturday 4th December 2004
The River Dee in Winter


Saturday 27th November 2004
Hiroshima Tree planted @ the Groves. The River Dee in Autumn.


Saturday 21st November 2004
Xmas Lights @ the Cross

Saturday 13th November 2004
Xmas Shopping !

Xmas Lights Xmas Lights

Thursday 11th November 2004
Xmas Lights Switched on

Xmas Lights Xmas Lights

Saturday 6th November 2004

Today Chester witnessed the wedding of Lady Tamara Grosvenor to Edward Van Cutsem. The wedding in Chester Cathedral was witnessed by the Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and Princess William and Harry.

Prince Michael of Kent arrives on foot.
Prince Michael of Kent arrives on foot.

The Wedding car leaves the Cathedral at 12:30pm
The Wedding car leaves the Cathedral at 12:30pm

The Queen, William, Harry leave in separate cars.
The Queen, William, Harry leave in seperate cars.

Sunday 31st October 2004

Pictures from Betws-Y-Coed

Wedding car leaves the Cathedral at 12:30pm

Sunday 24th October 2004

Sing with the guitar man

Busking at the Cross

Sunday Market outside the Town Hall again.

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Sunday 17th October 2004

Sunday Market outside the Town Hall

Sunday Market outside the townhall

Pictures of Liverpool


Liverpool

Saturday 16th October 2004

Street Entertainment on a Saturday Afternoon in Chester

Saturday 25th September 2004

ChesterTourist.Com visits the Craft Fair in the Town Hall. Here are the pictures and links :

Garry White Sculptor www.garrywhitesculptures.com

Garry White Chester Town Hall Craft Fair

Thursday 16/09/2004

Chestertourist.com visits Manchester. Here are some photos from the City Centre.

Pictures of : Salford Quays, the Lowry Centre, The Imperial War Museum North.

Inside the Imperial War Museum North are items from WWII including : the ships bell from the Lusitania and Nazi propaganda.

Saturday 17/07/2004

Rainy day its time to take shelter in the rows.

Saturday 10/07/2004

It's race day !

Saturday 3/07/2004

Saturday 26/06/2004

The Amphitheatre dig is progressing. The walkway is finally opened. Finds so far include:
Musket Balls from the siege of Chester,
200 Fragments of pottery,
6 Roman Coins,
A Medieval belt fitting.
A Roman glass bead,
Intact 19th Century floors.

'Tramp Attack' from Liverpool busking at the cross 24/06/2004

Saturday 19/06/2004

Chester's Ancient Midsummer Watch Parade 2004.

The Midsummer watch parade was first recorded in 1498. It was organised by the City Guilds.
The custom was suspended during the Commonwealth. But revived during the Restoration with £45 9s 8d
being spent on renewing some of the characters. Accounts from that time include:

'For the four great giants, all to be made new, at £5 a giant, the least that can be, in all £20...
For making new dragon 5s, and for 6 naked boys to beat at it 6s. For making a new elephant and castell, and
Cupitt to look out of it, and two men to carry it 56s 8d. For making a new the four beasts for the leave lookers
called the Unicorn, the antelop, the flower de luce, and the camell, at 33s 44d a piece.'

The Roodee was the site for the Midsummer shows, which were held upon the Sunday after Midsummer day.
The puritans abolished the custom in 1677. It was revived in 1995 using contemporary records.

'The Midsummer Watch is a street procession headed by a small boy beating the Ancient City Drum'.

And includes the following characters:

The Giants (Unique in England because it consists of a family. The father, Mother and two daughters).
The Unicorn.
The Camel.
The Dragon.
The Elephant ridden by cupid shooting arrows.
The Luce (or Pike).
The Merchants Mount (a ship)




And excavations continue at the Chester Amphitheatre. Also street theatre in Chester.

Saturday 12/06/2004
Excavations start on the Chester Amphitheatre.

Saturday 05/06/2004
On tour in the South West.
Tintagal Castle, Cornwall, St David's Cathedral, Wales, St Michaels Mount, Penzance.

Saturday 29/05/2004
Damp day in the city centre. Amphitheatre walkway is under construction. A view of the cross from Eastgate Row.
A view from the rows.

Saturday 22/05/2004
A busy shopping day in the city. The Amphitheatre dividing wall has been completely demolished.
Buskers take to the streets.

Saturday 15/05/2004
French and Continental Market outside the Town Hall

The Roman guard stand watch as the dividing wall is demolished. And areas fenced off.

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