A Chronicle reader with an interest in how the city has changed over the years has created a photographic record of Chester ‘then and now’.
Mark Grant, of Hoole, has lived in the city since the 1960s and was very interested in photography during the 1970s and 80s.
The retired microbiologist said: “I’m a local resident with some knowledge of Chester and an interest in how the changes made over the years appear when looking back.”
Mr Grant recently came across some old photos, of Bold Square, canalside and Bold Place, he had taken in 1978.
He said: “I took them again at the end of last autumn and the differences make interesting viewing.”
“I knew the confectionery works picture was likely to prove interesting but the changes across this large swathe of land are typical of developments built at that time. Nowadays it would more than likely be preserved and put to alternative use.”
He added: “Griffith’s grain store was a relic of a former age - one can see it could have been put to use as apartment or hotel accommodation. As you can see, a lot of people just used that area for car parking when shopping in town.”