Chester Local Customs

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    Tourist Information

    by bugalugs Written Apr 16, 2006

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    Tourist Information - Town Hall

    The Tourist Information office is situated in the Town Hall on Northgate Street.
    Opening times:
    April -September: 9 - 5.30pm Monday - Saturday
    10 - 4pm Sunday

    October - March: 10 - 5pm Monday - Saturday

    There is also a Visitors Centre which can be found on Vicars Lane overlooking the Amphitheatre.

    Opening times:

    Monday - Saturday 9 - 5.30pm Monday - Saturday
    10 - 4pm Sunday

    Both have gift shops, toilets, hotel information and information on surrounding areas.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture
    • Archeology

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    Town Criers

    by grayfo Written May 7, 2010

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    Chester is the only place in Britain that has maintained the tradition of regular midday proclamations at the High Cross, it is here that proclamations have been made since the Middle Ages. Chester's Town Criers, David and Julie Mitchell, are also the world's first husband and wife Town Crier partnership.

    Tuesday-Saturday, May-August, at noon; 10.30am on Race Days

    117 Foregate Street, Chester CH1 1

    In front of St Peter's Church

    March 2010

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    Ghosts!!!

    by bugalugs Updated May 29, 2006

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    Do you believe in ghosts??? Do you want to? Chester is apparently one of the most haunted towns in the UK.
    You can even go on a walk called the Ghostbuster Trail. These are held Thursday - Saturday, 7.30pm, June - October. Details from the Chester Visitor Centre.
    On a web site you can read of all the ghosts that have been 'seen' or 'heard' in Chester.
    Click on the link below

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    Town Crier

    by bugalugs Written May 29, 2006

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    High Cross

    Chester still has a town crier. At the High Cross on the main street at 12 noon you can hear the cries of 'Oyez Oyez Oyez'. From May - August, Tuesday - Saturday.

    This cross as I mentioned before was in the Roman Gardens and apparently recorded as being there in 1377. Due to wars and sieges it eventually became dismantled, part is now in north Wales, some of it vanished and this part remains and is now situated in the main street.
    Junction Eastgate/Watergate streets

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    Roman guide

    by sandysmith Updated Aug 26, 2003

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    Roman guide

    As well as the town crier, Chester has another unusual character on its streets.
    This roman soldier is quite harmless and is available for tours of the city and will be happy to explain its roman history.
    Just ask at the tourist centre.

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    City of Chester Locomotive

    by grayfo Written Mar 8, 2012

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    �� Bruce McCartney

    LMS 46239 Coronation Class

    The 46220-46257 Series or Coronation class locomotives are a group of steam locomotives built by the London Midland and Scottish Railway and introduced in June 1937. The Coronation/Duchess Class remains the most powerful steam locomotives built in Britain. The City of Chester was built in September 1939, withdrawn in September 1964 and cut up and disposed of in December the same year.

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    Town Crier

    by sandysmith Written Apr 20, 2003

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    the silent town crier

    Oops Sabsi missed hearing the Town Crier on her visit as his crying season is May - August in 2003. However he was spotted during our visit in April doing some work for a mobile phone company - perhaps he texts his messages during the off season!

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    Oye Yea

    by sandysmith Written Sep 14, 2002

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    The town crier can be heard at midday by the cross from Easter to October. He's quite a comical chap and does his best to greet all visitors in their own language.

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