Sat, 18 Jun


Grosvenor Museum

20th Century Chester - Lecture

The 20th Century brought changes to Chester, with the 1960s having the greatest impact. Free event.

20th Century Chester - Lecture

Time & Location

18 Jun, 14:15 – 15:45

Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor St, Chester CH1 2DD, UK

About the event

An illustrated lecture which considers some of the key developments and changes affecting Chester during the last century. Among a range of topics, this lecture will include the tension between modern development and the conservation of the city’s rich heritage - which came to a head in the 1960s.

Please note: this lecture is not intended for children, although suitable for older teenagers; booking of this free event is not necessary; the lecture theatre will be open 30 minutes before the lecture start time of 14:15; and we request that you are seated at least 5 minutes before this and observe any current Covid regulations or guidance.

The lecture is being given by Paul Hyde, former Heritage Interpretation Officer for the city and member of Chester Civic Trust.  It is the last of three lectures being given by Paul during the festival and is followed by two walks.

See the calendar of events for full details of all of Paul’s other events: lectures, ‘Firm’ Foundations on 17 June and Chester’s 3 Rs on 18 June; and walks, Chester’s 3 Rs and 'Heading South! ' both taking place on Sunday 19 June and Monday 20 June.

Please note: while all these events are free, advanced booking of the walks is necessary; and they are not intended for children, although are suitable for older teenagers.

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