Living Memory: A Talking Tour of Chester

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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!


Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

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