2022 Online Media

Documents for download and videos to watch from the 2022 Chester Heritage Festival.

Chester Town Crier

Discover Chester Children's Activity Sheet

Printed copies of the sheet are also available from the Visitor Information Centre in Town Hall Square, Chester... and to get you started, it might help to know the unique Chester Rows are medieval!

Download the Sheet Here (PDF)

River Dee

The River Dee

A short self-guided trail to the section of the River Dee in Chester.  Printed copies of the trail are also available from the Visitor Information Centre in Town Hall Square, Chester.

Download the Walk Map Here (PDF)


Siege of Chester

A self-guided walk to learn about life in Chester during the Civil War. Prepared by Chester U3A in 2022.

Download the Walk Map Here (PDF)


Department of History and Archaeology

Chester Dark Age

The Chester Dark Age Tube Map

Heritage Map and Video Tour by Prof. Howard Williams to complement his talk on Friday 27 June, After Rome: Chester and the Dark Ages.

Watch the Video Here

View the Maps Here

Civil War

The Hidden History of Chester’s Civil War

This walking tour was co-created by Dr Sam Chadwick and 2nd year History students at the University of Chester, as part of their research methods and practice module.

The students carried out original research for each stop on the tour, and created a video explaining their findings. It can be viewed at home, or on device following the route in-person.

Follow the Tour Here


The Forgotten History of Cheshire’s Witches

A recorded online talk by Dr David Harry.

Watch Online at YouTube

Diverse Narratives, Cheshire in WWI

Diverse Narratives: Cheshire in WWI

Stories revealed by a project led by Prof. Tim Grady and Dr Hannah Ewence.

Visit: www.diversenarratives.co.uk

Overleigh Cemetary War Graves

Hidden Histories of the First World War in Chester

A self-guided walking tour by Prof. Tim Grady and history students.

Download the Tour Map Here (PDF)

Arcaeological Training Dig

Archaeological Training Dig

This video goes behind the scenes of the 2022 annual dig in Grosvenor Park by University of Chester's Archaeological students organised in conjunction with West Cheshire Museums.

Watch Online at YouTube

David Atkinson

Dark Chester Live

Green Badge Guide David Atkinson delved into the shadows to reveal tales from Chester’s dark side on 18 June.  Two stops on the walk were live streamed to Facebook.

Watch the Videos Here