It's the oldest functioning racecourse in England.

So these pictures of Chester Racecourse from the 1960s seem almost recent when you consider it's been around since the early sixteenth century.

As we bid farewell to some Chester shops, we take a look at some of the best from the past

And since it's racing season, we've delved into the archives to uncover these images of Chester Races back in the 1960s, at a time when Chester was going through a period of great change - not least in the form of construction, when so many of the buildings we know today were built.

Fascinating video shows Chester in the 1970s - and it's as clear as if it were filmed today