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This Week in Chester History...

In 1956, Chester School Principal Emil Massa informed the Board of Education that if school were to be closed due to inclement weather, parents would be notified at 7:45 a.m. 32 more words

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This public house stood on the corner of All Saints Green and Queens Road, next to Ivory House. At one time, before the planners moved in with a scheme to widen Queen’s Road, it was in a row of Victorian houses that stretched from Finklegate to St Stephen’s. 658 more words

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The Chimney

The central Chimney is first depicted on the Ordnance survey map in 1893 and is shown to have been partially enclosed within the Boiler House. By 1903 it was enclosed within a range of buildings. 441 more words

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World War I – Behind Enemy Lines.- The Drummond Sisters- 15.

The Drummond sisters were born and raised on the Clarence River in Australia.

Early in the 20th Century they lived in Berlin, Germany, and worked for the opera company there, for many years. 664 more words

'Lute' Drummond

Maintaining our own heritage: Practical Conservation Advice - Part 1

Clair Shields – Planning Officer (Building Conservation)

One of the most common enquiries we get regarding old buildings in the National Park is about replacing historic windows in people’s homes, because of natural timber decay. 516 more words

North York Moors

52 Photos Project - Week 29 :: vintage architecture

Welcome back to this week’s edition of Bella’s 52 Photos Project. I love the diverse nature of the prompts. You never know what it will be. 156 more words