This wonderful footage takes us on a guided tour of Chester – showing how the city looked in 1983.
The two-minute clip, filmed for popular ITV travel show Wish You Were Here...?, has been published by the programme's makers, Thames Television, on their YouTube channel.
Featuring the plummy tones of long-serving presenter Judith Chalmers, the footage begins with crowds gathering at The Cross to listen to larger-than-life town crier Mike Chittenden, who would go on ringing his bell throughout the city centre until his resignation in the early 1990s.
The Rows are described as 'prototypes for 20th century arcades' and the city's layout is as 'compact as a chequers board', according to the narration. What's striking is just how little Chester has changed in the last 33 years, though the fashions on show – not to mention the cars driving along the now-pedestrianised Eastgate Street – are giveaways as to how old the film is.
Though shot in 1983, the footage was not broadcast until February 6 of the following year – going out in Wish You Were Here...?'s primetime 7pm Monday evening slot.
The hugely popular travel programme was first shown in 1974 and ran through to 2003.