CHESTER Civic Trust is going for gold in 2010.
The trust, which was founded on January 7, 1960, celebrates its golden jubilee this year.
Christine Russell MP visited trust headquarters at Bishop Lloyd’s Palace to mark the occasion with the launch of a calendar charting changes in the city in the last 50 years.
The calendar, £5, is available from Waterstone’s, Chester History and Heritage Centre, Wesley Methodist Centre in St John’s Street, the Grosvenor Museum, Chester Tourist Information Centre and Bishop Lloyd’s Palace.
Other jubilee events include a gala dinner at the Queen Hotel with guest speaker Lucinda Lambton, lectures on Chester’s history at the Grosvenor Museum, a schools art competition and tours of the city.
The trust also has plans to publish a history of Chester since 1960 later in the year.
The civic trust was formed following a public meeting at the Blossom’s Hotel and is concerned with the preservation and new development of Chester. To find out more, visit www. chestercivictrust.org.uk.
The first lecture is at the Grosvenor Museum on Wednesday, January 20, at 7.30pm. It will be on the history of Chester Civic Trust presented by vice president Stephen Langtree. Non- members £3.