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Eastgate Street, Chester, c1890s

Eastgate Street, Chester, c1890s


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Date: 29th April 2009

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Eastgate Street, Chester, c1890s

This image comes from a Photochrom carriage print used by the Great Western Railway in the late 1800s. The picture shows a view of the historic timber-frame buildings in the centre of Chester, along Eastgate Street

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1890s Architecture Cheshire Chester Publicity Victorian Eastgate Street Photochrom The Rows Timber Frame


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Step back in time and feast your eyes on this photograph of Eastgate Street in Chester, as it appeared in the late 1890s. This stunning image, captured through the lens of a Photochrom carriage print, invites us to explore the rich history and charm of this beautiful Cheshire town. The photograph showcases the impressive timber-frame buildings that line the bustling Eastgate Street, their intricate designs and warm hues standing proudly against the backdrop of a clear, Victorian-era sky. The rows, as they are locally known, are a testament to the architectural beauty and craftsmanship of the 19th century. As we delve deeper into this scene, we can almost hear the clatter of horse hooves and the lively chatter of passersby. The cobblestone streets, lined with lampposts and quaint shopfronts, exude an air of charm and nostalgia. The picture transports us to a bygone era, offering a glimpse into the daily life and vibrant community that once thrived in this historic town. This photograph, a treasure from the archives of the 19th century, serves as a reminder of the rich history and enduring charm of Chester. It invites us to appreciate the beauty of the past and the enduring allure of this remarkable town.

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