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Fond memories of Western Command in Chester

An exhibition will showcase pictures from the former Western Command building

Chester History & Heritage Centre is holding a special exhibition called That’s Life, celebrating working days of staff at Chester’s former Western Command building.

The pictures were donated by a member of staff who worked at the building in Handbridge during the 1960s and 1970s, although many of the images are undated.

They show staff parties, stills from the working day and the general social element of working life at the historic army Western Command HQ.

Initially, the headquarters of the command was based in Watergate House on Watergate Street, Chester, then in 1935 it moved to temporary accommodation at Boughton.

In 1938, the headquarters moved into new, purpose-built facilities at Queen’s Park, Chester, until it closed in the 1970s. It’s now the University of Chester Business School.

Working Days at Western Command runs at Chester History & Heritage Centre from April 5 - July 8.

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