Living Memories: A Talking Tour of Chester is a historic walking tour by Cheshire Archives and Local Studies.
The tour was created using the Chester Archaeological Society’s collection of oral history recordings, which have been newly-digitised thanks to the British Library’s National Lottery Heritage Project Unlocking Our Sound Heritage and Archives+ in Manchester.
It features interviews with a range of Chester residents, talking about their experience of the city over the course of the 20th century. You will be able to hear the voices of these local residents as you explore some of Chester’s most scenic spots. Find out how the park’s flower beds were put to use during the Great War, hear from an eyewitness to the unearthing of the amphitheatre, and even discover local residents’ favourite 1920s ice creams!
The tour is self-guided, so you can choose which sites you want to visit and in which order. Enjoy!
A schoolgirl, when Dee House was the Ursuline Convent School, is an eyewitness when the first trace …
The park-keeper’s family lived in the Lodge – what was it like inside?
A view of the river – perfect vantage point to watch the regatta!
A little girl witnesses a zeppelin appear over the city in 1917 or 1918. But did she? We have not fo…
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