• 21

    Mar

    Easter in Chester at No.38

    Eaton Hall Gardens Charity Open Days Sunday 16 April 2017 Sunday 28 May 2017 Sunday 30 July 2017 Sunday 27 August 2017 Eaton Hall Gardens on the estate of the Duke of Westminster are open to the public four times a year to raise funds…
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  • 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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  • 23

    Nov

    The Meadows Chester

    The Meadows The Meadows ownership can be traced back more than 1000 years. In the tenth century they belonged to the crown, but from 1071 were administered by the Earls of Chester. The first Earl, Hugh Lupus, was given the land by his uncle William…
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  • 23

    Nov

    St. John the Baptist – Chester’s Oldest Church

    St John the Baptist – Chester’s Original Cathedral – Chester’s Oldest Church   Founded as the great Saxon Minster of Mercia in 689AD by Æthelred King of Mercia, probably on the site of a Roman Christian Church or Shrine, it was enhanced in 907 by…
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  • 09

    Nov

    THE CHESHIRE CAT

    The Cheshire Cat became most famous with the fiction work by Lewis Carroll, published in 1864. Lewis Carroll is the pen name of Rev. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a Cheshire man, who wrote, "Alice in Wonderland," after telling an improvisational tale to a real little girl…
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