Cat No.: GB1142:
Published around 1880, the author describes each street and gives anecdotes about events that occurred in each one. His description includes the type of houses built, who lived in them and their trade.
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"Water Street is one of the oldest of the old streets of the town, being the main approach to it from the river, on the shore of which at it's foot, landed the travellers from the south and west by way of Chester. The ferryboats in the time of Edward II were owned by the monks of Birkhead. They had the privilege, to erect houses to shelter passengers they ferried or were about to ferry over; but in the reign of Edward III they obtained a charter which empowered them to levy a toll of ferriage. The charge was high enough ... “
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