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

1 November 2018 - 1 September 2019
|Recurring Event (See all)
until 15 November 2018
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.

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.

The Britishness of British Art: A Study Day with Adrian Sumner

24 November @ 10.00am - 3.30pm
Explore the astonishing breadth and depth of British art from the Neolithic to the world of tomorrow with this day of magnificently-illustrated lectures.

The Medieval Cemeteries of Poulton

29 November @ 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Excavations at Poulton, a multi-period archaeological site just outside Chester, have uncovered evidence of human population spanning thousands of years from the Iron Age through to the modern period.

The Archaeology of the Walking Dead

4 December @ 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Join Professor Howard Williams from the University of Chester as he explores the results and implications of an archaeological study of the zombie apocalypse.

The Roman Way of Death

12 December @ 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Nearly 2000 years ago, Chester was a busy military fortress with a flourishing civilian settlement attached. Its inhabitants largely followed Roman traditions when burying and commemorating their dead.

The Victorian Way of Death

22 January 2019 @ 2.30pm - 4.00pm
From horse-drawn hearses to jet jewellery, the Victorians lavished much more money on their funerals than on their weddings.

Voices from the Holocaust

23 January 2019 @ 7.30pm - 8.30pm
A moving opportunity to see and discuss original correspondence written by prisoners while they were living and, often, dying in Second World War Nazi concentration camps including Auschwitz, Dachau and Theresienstadt.

To Kill a King: The Regicide of Charles I

30 January 2019 @ 7.30pm - 8.30pm
At 2pm, on Tuesday 30 January 1649, King Charles I stepped onto a wooden scaffold outside Whitehall’s Banqueting House, knelt down in front of an audience of thousands and was publicly beheaded as a traitor.
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