A Stranger in Chester


Cat No.:   GB1141:

Published in 1816 this tiny book gives an accurate sketch of Chester's very early history. The Roman walls of the city, streets and lanes are all described, it's like taking a tour around the city two hundred years ago. The book covers topics such as local Churches and benefactors, local government, the jail, library, monasteries, charitable institutions and schools, the trades and guilds and the plays they put on for the education of the town.

The chronology chapter is a date line of interesting events, dating as far back as 73 AD. An example, the entry for 1739 reads, "The great frost of 13 weeks: carts regularly crossed the river and a sheep was roasted on the ice"

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