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Nostalgia: Landmarks of Cheshire

Familiar sights from way back when

Author Paul Hurley’s eleventh history book, Cheshire Through Time, doesn’t just focus on Chester - it encompasses many areas covered regularly in The Chronicle including Frodsham , Malpas and Tarporley .

Pictures featured here include what is now the A49 at Cotebrook , near Tarporley pictured in 1895. Little has changed over the years other than a vast increase of traffic.

The picture of Tarporley High Street in 1900 shows the village before the heavy traffic that has become synonymous with it today. Back then pedestrians could stroll leisurely down the street on all occasions!

On Bridge Street, Chester also in 1900 the buildings haven’t changed much but the Victorian fashions and horse drawn carts are something we are unlikely to see in this day and age.

The Cross at Malpas is another familiar sight, pictured here in 1910. The Cross has a medieval base, with its upper section erected in 1873 to commemorate Rev. Augustus Thurlow, the local vicar at the time.

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