A Virtual Stroll Around the Walls of Chester
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Chester, Cheshire & North Wales Links part 2 (back to part I)
• Those of us who are horrified by the current scandals concerning the behaviour of our Members of Parliament (and who isn't?) may care to vist the excellent theyworkforyou.com to peruse the records- expenses claims, register of interests, overseas visits and who paid for them, voting records and much more- of their own Parliamentary representatives- including Chester's former MP Christine Russell- who rejected expenses reform in July 2008.
• Chester resident and author Gordon Emery publishes a fascinating range of local histories and guides. Visit his new website.
• Visit Cycle Chester: "Chester is one of the chosen cities for the Cycling Demonstration Towns Project. Over £2m worth of investment will go into transforming the city into an area where cycling becomes a genuine option".
• As of August 2001, that most pleasant of Chester's suburbs, Hoole (where we live!) has its own lively website- Hoole Online. (Shame it hasn't been updated for months though)..
• Our own Virtual Stroll Around Hoole is now online! Not much to see there yet, but there is a useful selection of local links. Our Hoole Business Directory was added in Spring 2009. Listings are FREE so, if you're in business in Hoole or district, you're very welcome to come aboard!
• A walking and outdoor group based in and around Chester: The Chester YHA Walking Group. Thanks to Neil Spenley for this link.
• The Chester & Ellesmere Port Enterprise Agency: "We provide free and subsidised advice, guidance and training for local residents thinking about self employment or those already in business in addition to running some services across the whole of the Cheshire area"
• The website of the Chester Dragon Boat Festival Their spectacular events take place on the River Dee every Spring.
• For those of you interested in balls of a different shape, here's the Chester Rugby Union Football Club
• Irreverent and hilarious: for some light relief, here are Seranus' Chester Anagrams!
• English Heritage's Listed Buildings of Chester. (Scan down this first page to find the start of the Chester material).
internet home of Chester
the Cathedral chapters
• Lots of absorbing local-interest reading here: The Cheshire Magazine
• A most fascinating long-term archaeological project is taking place at a unique site just a few miles from Chester: a 'lost' Cistercian chapel and abbey, a crowded medieval cemetery, extensive remains of Roman and Iron Age settlements and even earlier worked flints have all come to light here, thanks largely to the energy and perseverance of project director Mike Emery and his dedicated team. Who knows what the future may bring? Be sure to visit the Poulton Research Project. Do try to visit the real site- and assist them with their funding if you can!
• The website of the Chester Archaeological Society- which has recently celebrated its 150th anniversary.
fascinating article by Anthony
Sinclair and Keith
• The website of Cheshire Police
• More decent guides
to Cheshire towns: Northwich, Alsager and Bollington and the websites of communities
just a few miles from Chester: Mickle
Trafford and Christleton.
• Assembled by Roger Smith, far away in British Columbia, Canada,
are some interesting Hawarden
links- not only to the lovely town in North Wales, but also to
Hawardens in the USA and Canada.
• A large and fascinating site devoted to the history of Shotton
The Family History Society of Cheshire: Lots of information, including details of their research centre at Alderley Edge. The site includes an index to wills at Cheshire Record Office and a useful guide to Cheshire parishes as well as a selection of relevant links for Cheshire family historians.
Advice on how to trace your Welsh roots at North Wales Genealogy
GENUKI- the UK and Ireland genealogy information service. Comprehensive family history links including advice for people researching UK and Irish genealogy from abroad