A beautiful day in Chester catching up with more old friends

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Today was a rest day for the choir and given the state of our voices Tom let us off from having a general rehearsal. And while the weather has turned, and it was overcast and cold and a bit rainy today – that certainly didn’t stop me going in and admiring the wonder that is the old city of Chester. Like York – it is a walled city with picturesque shops in the Elizabethan style. I have been to Chester many times and it never fails to amaze me each and every time I come. I took the opportunity to pick up a few souvenirs for family, take a few photos and wander back to the hotel via the canal.

After my visit to the town centre I was picked up by Trevor and Evelyn, old friends from the parish of Waverton who took me to the restaurant 1539 at the Chester racecourse. The restaurant is so named because it was in the year 1539 that the first horse races were held on this spot! We had a fantastic meal and then went off to the parish of Tarporley, where Trevor is an assistant priest.

Back to the hotel for a choir dinner and an early night – officially half-way through the choir tour already – it is going fast!

famour chester clock
the second most photographed clock in the UK
clock 2
And a beautiful clock it is too!
buildings 1
wonderful preserved buildings

buildings 2

buildings 3

church 1

the view from restaurant ‘1539’ overlooking Chester racecourse
original race track
Yo can see in the middle a post from the original track!
old friends
Trevor, yours truly, and Evelyn enjoying a wonderful lunch
tarporley church
St Helen’s Tarporley, where Trevor is an Assistant Priest
female saints
A photo just for the Administration Officer at St Peter’s Box Hill – a series of windows in the church dedicated to female saints – beginning on the left with Saint Cecilia!


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