Back in the 1960s, residents living in Newtown really seemed to  have it all.

The Brook Street area was a thriving shopping hub back then, boasting a butchers, bakers, grocers,  hairdressers, chip shop and choice of  pubs - in fact, people rarely had need  to venture into town, because they  had all they needed on their very  doorstep.

Here are some more photographs found in Chester's History & Heritage Centre archives