Chester Memories


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Chester Memories in evocative moving pictures – capturing the favorite haunts of today and yesterday. See the city as the world has loved it down the years.

What was Chester like in the 1930s?

This video uses recently discovered film from the 1920s up to the present day. Chester is shown in CORONATION YEAR OF 1937. The New Gate is shown under construction and on the river, boat trips are offered by men in smart naval uniform. Pupils from the Cathedral School are seen complete with mortarboards. In 1929 an electric tram has stopped in Eastgate for passengers. In 1932 we take a look at Chester Carnival on the Roodee and in 1963 people are SKATING AND WALKING ON THE FROZEN RIVER DEE.

We see the changes over 60 years together with some film of Chester in recent times.

Narrator: Monty Lister of Radio Merseyside