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Chester Mid-Summer Watch Parade 2024

The Midsummer Watch Parade which dates from 1498, will begin at Town Hall Square.
Saturday 22nd June 2024
Sunday 23rd June 2024

New - Pirate Boat With new pirate boat - Chester's Ancient Midsummer Watch The Merchants Mount Pirate Boat Page Three

Starts prompt outside Chester Town Hall in the square 33 Northgate Street Chester City Centre CH1 2HQ

Cheshire Day
TBA 2025
Celebrate Cheshire Day with us at Chester Town Hall on Saturday.
Enjoy our magnificent building from 10AM - 2PM, with self guided tours available.
We look forward to welcoming you. - Cheshire Day Chester Town Hall Page One

Lord Mayor Chester
Ceilidh Barndance
Chester Town Hall
Ceilidh Barn Dance hosted by the Lord Mayor of Chester on February 9th 2024 at 7pm

Please contact via email: for ticket information - Chester Ceilidh Barndance Chester Town Hall

Chester Mid-Summer Watch Parade

TBA 2024
Starts prompt outside Chester Town Hall in the square 33 Northgate Street Chester City Centre CH1 2HQ

Chesters Midsummer Watch, the oldest and most colourful parade in the U.K.
Chester’s Midsummer Watch Parade returns on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th June 2023 starting from Town Hall square at 2pm.
The same parade both days over the weekend after the solstice.
Free event for all. Line the streets and rows and watch the pararde go by.
Follow the updates on Facebook. - Chester's Midsummer Watch New Page Logo. Photo by Chester Midsummer Watch

New Town Hall Parklet
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New Parklet opened in front of the Town Hall.
Free to use outdoor seating and tables.

New Anti-Terrorism Bollards being installed around The Town Hall.

Taste Cheshire Chester Farmer’s Market to go ahead this Saturday.

Voices in Harmony - Chester Male Voice Choir Page One - Chester Male Voice Choir Page Two
A Welcome for our American Visitors for special Town Hall Concert

City Choir Fly the Flag to welcome American Visitors for special Town Hall Concert
Final preparations are underway in Chester as one of the City's top choirs get ready to welcome not one but two visiting choirs from across the pond.
With a busy summer of events well underway, Chester Male Voice Choir will extend the hand of friendship to two American choirs when they visit Chester on Wednesday July 17th at 7.30pm for a joint concert at Chester Town Hall. The concert "Voices in Harmony" will feature performances by Chester Male Voice Choir under the Musical Direction of Rodney T Jones with accompaniment by Helen Jackson and a 60 strong mixed choir made up of members of Orange Community Master Chorale and Master Chorale of Saddleback County from California who are visiting Chester as part of a concert tour of Scotland and Northern England.

Formed in in 1994, The Orange Community Master Chorale is a community based choir located in the city of Orange, in Orange County, California, U.S.A and has a reputation for being one of the finest community choral organisations in Southern California. The choir has participated in and created events with the aim of making City of Orange more culturally diverse and musically aware and it annually organises large scale community events in the city including the Tree Lighting and Candlelight Procession for the City of Orange which sees several thousand people in attendance. The chorus has also been a featured choir for special performances each year including the "Candlelight Procession " at Disneyland, in Anaheim, California, they have also performed at the Disney Community Service Awards. The choir also presents Autumn and Spring concerts and In May of 2009, performed at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York under the direction of their director Michael Short. The Choir's most recent performance was Carmina Burana with the Master Chorale of Saddleback Valley who are joining the choir on their tour of the UK, including the concert with Chester Male Voice Choir at the Town Hall.

Formed in 1963, Master Chorale of Saddleback County celebrated its 50th year in 2013. The choir is dedicated to providing a cultural service to Orange County in the presentation of choral masterworks, and to the encouragement of the musical performing arts in general. The longest standing choral-performing group in Orange County, the group currently has almost 50 choral musicians in its ranks.
The combined American choir will be directed by Michael Short, the founder and musical director of Orange Community Master Chorale. In addition to secular responsibilities as vocal music director at Orange High School, Michael is also the Director of Music at First United Methodist Church of the City of Orange and has directed several concerts at Carnegie Hall in New York City with both high school and adult participants and regularly organises concert tours for both age groups in the United States and abroad, including the tour which the choirs' visit to Chester is part of. Under his direction, choral groups have appeared in two feature films, Ed Wood and Sister Act 2 and performed musical voice-over for a movie about cult comic book legend Stan Lee.
Speaking about welcoming the two American choirs to Chester for the special concert, Chairman of Chester Male Voice Choir John Walsh said "We are delighted to have been asked to host this joint concert for the combined choir from California and to showcase them in one of our favourite city venues. They are in Chester for 3 days and this will be the final concert on the final day of their 10 day tour. We’re really looking forward to it and to hear their contrasting programme which should make for a memorable evening and a great memory for the touring party. We’re delighted too to have both our President and Vice President as our honoured guests; her Grace the Duchess of Westminster and new Lord Mayor Councillor Mark Williams and his wife Denise."

The concert will start at 7.30 pm and there will be an interval bar available.
Full details of "Voices in Harmony" can be found at
Where tickets can be bought online.
Tickets can also be purchased in person at The Visitor Information Centre at Chester Town Hall
or by telephone on 07894 509529.

A limited number of tickets will also be available for purchase on the door on the night. - Chester Town Hall Room Hire Page One - Chester Town Hall Room Hire Page Two

Chester Town Hall - Town Hall

Millennium Trail Marker - Town Hall Millennium Trail Marker

Chester Millennium Festival Trail
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Chester Landmark Tour
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Town Hall Events
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Townhall Townhall

Chester Town Hall stands at the centre of Chester on Northgate Street. It is used for civic functions, council meetings, craft fairs and even marriage ceremonies. Chester town hall was opened in 1869 by the Prince of Wales later King Edward VII. The architect was WH Lynn of Belfast. His design was chosen in a competition.

Inside the Town Hall

Town Hall Gates
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The Main Door of the Town Hall
Town Hall Door

The present Town Hall replaced the Exchange building, which stood at the centre of Northgate Street. The Exchange was built in 1698. And was burnt down in 1862. The Exchange building is pictured below.

After the building had been burned down. A statue of Queen Anne was rescued and placed on the spur wall to the Water Tower.
In the 1960's the statue was stolen. Just the alcove remains on the steps.
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Statue of Queen Anne

Fire damaged stone taken from the old exchange and placed on the Water Tower spur wall

The old spire from the Exchange is now in the Abbey Square.
The horse Pool, Now Filled in

Buildings facing the Town Hall Square on Northgate Street
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Chester Millennium Festival Trail

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St Werburgh's Row

Chester Millennium Festival Trail
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Cycle Parking near the Town Hall outside the Library

Cycle Storage

The Police Station has been reinstated at the side of the town hall

Chester City Centre Police Station

A view of the Town Hall square

Town Hall Square

There are Benches around the Town Hall Square


The Abbey Gateway leads from the Town Hall Square to the Cathedral. Click on the picture.
Town Hall Square

Town Hall Square
Town Hall Square

Tourist Information
Town Hall Square
Town Hall Square

Chester Central Library
Town Hall Square

Pirates !
Town Hall Square

Sculpture in the Town Hall Square
Sculpture in the Town Hall Square
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Roman Remains
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Chester Christmas Market
Chester Christmas Market 2019
Chester Christmas Market will be back in the heart of Chester
16th November 2019 - 22nd December 2019
Town Hall Square Northgate Street Chester Cheshire CH1 2HJ
We are open seven days a week and is located in the city’s beautiful Town Hall Square opposite Chester Cathedral
Sunday-Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Also Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10am - 8pm - Chester Christmas Market Stalls Chester Town Hall Square

Events - Town Hall Event 4 - Town Hall Event 5

Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair

Chester Town Hall
11am - 4:30pm
£2 Entrance Under 12's are free

Town Hall Square - Chester Picture of the day. Image Number Nineteen

Ghost Tours
Chester Ghost Tours. Extra tours around Halloween 2019.
Run from the same place: The Town Hall Square at the centre of Chester outside the tourist information shop.
Every Saturday December - May
Every Friday and Saturday June - August
Every Thursday and Friday and Saturday September - November
Private Groups Tours can be booked at any time - Chester Ghost Tours from The Town Hall

Farmers Market
TBA 10am - 4pm
A delightful Selection of local producers will be presenting their wares.
Please come along and support these fabulous traders.

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