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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.

TAG Deva: The 40th Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference

17 December - 19 December
The 40th TAG Conference will take place in the historic city of Chester. In the Roman period this legionary fortress was known as Deva, home of the Legio XX Valeria Victrix.

Tombs and Memorials in Chester Cathedral

14 January 2019 @ 11.00am - 12.00pm
Join Nick Fry, the cathedral’s Bedesman, for a look at some of the memorials and those commemorated in Chester Cathedral, ranging from tobacconists, aristocrats and candle merchants to the armed services and everything in between.

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.

Tea and Talk: Liquid Pleasures

30 January 2019 @ 3.00pm - 4.00pm
Coffee, chocolate and tea were introduced to Britain in the 17th century. This talk looks at the social history of these new drinks and the effects they’ve had then and since.

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.

Tombs and Memorials in Chester Cathedral

15 February 2019 @ 11.00am - 12.00pm
Join Nick Fry, the cathedral’s Bedesman, for a look at some of the memorials and those commemorated in Chester Cathedral, ranging from tobacconists, aristocrats and candle merchants to the armed services and everything in between.
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