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The First Community Collection Roadshow at Chester History and Heritage

On Saturday 19th October the first community collection roadshow was held at Chester History and Heritage when the public were invited to bring in their own Great War Collections so that they could be recorded. Lots of material came in including photographs, documents and objects. The team of volunteers and staff scanned and photographed the items and […]

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Great War Touchscreen Kiosk Tour

Collections of images from across historic Cheshire are now available on 6 touchscreens at local museums and libraries. The photographs show different aspects of the Great War, from the men who went away to fight and never returned, the people left behind, to the war memorials. 4 of the kiosks have permanent homes until November […]

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White Feathers

A heartrending story of a local soldier who sacrificed everything in the ‘war to end all wars’ has been uncovered at Cheshire’s Archive and Local Studies Service. The white feathers – symbols of cowardice were given misguidedly by two different women to Rifleman Sydney Upton, simply because they spotted him walking the streets, without knowing […]

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A Wartime Wedding

In August 1916 Elizabeth Barbara Ball married William Huxley at St Michael’s Church, Chester. The photograph shows them posing outside their new home in Volunteer Street. Elizabeth was the daughter of Arthur and Elizabeth Ball of Pitt Street. Her father died when she was a child and her mother started a confectionary business in their […]

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The Albion Inn, Albion Street, Chester

Tours, Saturday 14 September 2013, 3pm and 4.30pm Built in the late 19th century, The Albion is Chester’s last unspoilt Victorian public house dedicated to the Great War.  Many items of memorabilia are housed in the bar including a 1928 Pianola Steck, which can be played on request. The Albion is a short walk from […]

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Corporal Robert Gordon Kind 1889 – 1917 – Chester

Born in Birkenhead, the only child of accountant Thomas Kind and his wife Marian, Robert lived with his parents at 15 The Groves, Chester.  A bright student, after graduation he worked as an analytical chemist with Walker, Parker & Co at the Leadworks, he was a member of St Paul’s Church and performed in the […]

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Community Collections – The Evans Family, Chester

We are pleased that Brenda Southward, the family’s descendent recently identified this group photograph as the Evans family, with her father George being the youngest child. From left to right:  George Evans, his son George Evans, Bobby Evans, Stanley Evans, Elizabeth Evans, about 1916. The Evans family lived at 14 New Street, Newtown, Chester.  Brenda’s grandfather won […]

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