THE RICS Merseyside and Cheshire Local Association (MACLA) broke with tradition and held their annual Winter Warmer in Chester instead of Liverpool this year.

The event, at Oddfellows on Lower Bridge Street, was a roaring success and there are plans to hold similar get-togethers in the city.

Guests included representatives from the region’s property market including surveyors, legal professionals and architects.

The Winter Warmer was organised by a committee of volunteers working at various surveying practices throughout the region.