• 18

    Feb

    Chester Races 2017

    No. 38 Hough Green, Chester is the perfect place for a group of friends to stay when visiting the races.  The racecourse is a 10 minute walk away.  There is availability in July and August 2017 www.holidayletchester.co.uk
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  • 18

    Feb

    HISTORY OF CHESTER RACES

    HISTORY OF CHESTER RACES The Chester Racecourse site was home to the famous and bloody Goteddsday football match. The game was very violent and, in 1533, banned by the city, to be replaced in 1539 by horse racing. The first recorded race was held on…
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  • 18

    Feb

    HISTORY OF CHESTER RACECOURSE

    HISTORY OF CHESTER RACECOURSE The 65-acre (260,000 m2) racecourse lies on the banks of the River Dee. The site was once a harbour during the Roman settlement of the city during the Dark Ages, but was closed as the river silted up thus making navigation…
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  • 18

    Feb

    The Sport of Kings – POLO

    Located within the picturesque grounds of the oldest racecourse in England, Chester Polo Club is already looking ahead to the 2017 season. There are two standout polo tournaments planned, the first being the LDF International, on Friday 2 June and Saturday 3 June. The event…
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  • 18

    Feb

    English Customs and Language

    They will find that there are some British customs that foreigners find unusual, and these will not change when Britain exits the EU. Many towns and cities are not pronounced as they are written. Edinburgh is pronounced “Edinborough” and Leicester is pronounced “Les-ster”. Why is…
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  • 18

    Feb

    The Romans

    Before the Romans, England was a nation of various tribes with no sense of national identity. The Roman’s ruled Britain for 400 years from AD 43 and bought a sense of unity and order. After the Romans left, the population saw themselves as English. The…
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