Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Chester, England 1955


Eastgate Street
The Cross
City Walls and King Charles Tower
Bonewaldisthorne's Tower
Suspension Bridge

Valentines Postcard - postmarked in 1955  with a Great Britain Queen Elizabeth II, Postage Revenue 2 1/2 D stamp

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Chester is a city in Cheshire, England. Lying on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales, it is home to 118,925 inhabitants.  It was granted city status in 1541.

Chester was founded as a "castrum" or Roman fort with the name Deva Victrix in the year 79 by the Roman Legio II Adiutrix during the reign of the Emperor Vespasian. It's four main roads, Eastgate, Northgate, Watergate and Bridge, follow routes laid out at this time – almost 2,000 years ago.

Chester Cross (center of the postcard) is a junction of streets at the centre of the city of Chester.
The streets meeting at the junction are Watergate Street, Eastgate Street, Bridge Street and Northgate Street.

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