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Guided Walking Tours of Chester with the Guild of Chester Tour Guides

1 August 2018 - 1 September 2019
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Your guide will lead you on a captivating journey through 2,000 years of history, taking in all the main sites along the way, including the Rows, Walls, River and the exterior of the Cathedral.

Change in a Historic Landscape: The Lost Buildings of Port Sunlight

24 October @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Founded in the 19th century by William Hesketh Lever to house ‘Sunlight Soap’ factory workers, Port Sunlight is a thriving tourist destination containing 900 listed buildings.

Spooky Chester

24 October @ 5.00pm - 6.30pm
Join local guide John Whittingham on this eerie evening walk to seek out the ghosts and ghouls which apparently abound in our haunted city.

Ghost Stories for Older Folk

25 October @ 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Join our costumed storyteller for a rendition of Oscar Wilde’s classic short story The Canterville Ghost.

America at a Turning Point: Trump, the Mid-Term Elections and the Future of the Presidency

31 October @ 1.00pm - 2.00pm
In November, Donald Trump will face a major test in the mid-term elections. With one-third of Senate and all House seats up for grabs, this is seen by many as a turning-point for the United States and a referendum on its future direction.

Cheshire Witch Trials

31 October @ 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Inspired by records held at Cheshire Archives, and a recent visit to The Crucible at Storyhouse, the Grosvenor Museum’s Youth Panel have created their own Cheshire Witch Trial performance pieces.

Tour of Overleigh’s Victorian Cemetery

8 November @ 11.00am - 12.30pm
Join a member of the Guild of Chester Tour Guides for a walk around Overleigh Cemetery.

Dead Funny

14 November @ 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Join us for something a little bit different! Comedians from up and down the country will become professors and comment on some of the exhibits in the current exhibition Dead Normal, filling you in on what they actually are.

Sacrifice, Sorrow and Salvation: The Grosvenor Family, Eaton Hall and the Great War

15 November @ 7.30pm - 9.00pm
Louise Benson, Archivist for the Eaton Estate, relates the story of the Grosvenor family during the Great War.

Funeral Fashions in Britain 1894-1998

22 November @ 7.00pm - 8.00pm
The Newman Brothers factory in Birmingham made the finest quality coffin furniture for just over 100 years, before its closure and subsequent rescue as the Coffin Works museum.
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