A-Z of Chester: People - Places - History
by Mike Royden

The history of Chester goes back to its foundation as a Roman camp, Deva, on the River Dee, close to the Welsh border, and the city has remained an important centre for the last 2000 years. The Saxons founded the cathedral, the Normans built an imposing castle and the fortifications surrounding the city were developed over the centuries and Chester is now one of the best preserved walled cities in the country. The industrial revolution brought the canal system and railways to Chester and the town continued to flourish as the local industries grew.

The city is also famous for its historical black-and-white timbered buildings which in the city centre form the Rows, where shoppers can walk along a covered shopping arcade on the first floor. The Victorians continued to build shops in Chester following this local style as well as the prominent town hall in the city centre and the Grosvenor Museum and the preservation of the buildings and history of Cheshire remains important to the present day. The town is also known for its race course.

Much of the history is still evident in Chester today and local historian Mike Royden takes the reader on an A-Z tour to reveal the places, people and history that make Chester such a fascinating city.

A-Z of Chester:- People - Places - History
by Mike Royden
Publisher: Amberley Books
Paperback: 96 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1445674544


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