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Chester Heritage Festival

About Chester Heritage Festival

​Telling the story of the city and its people

 

Chester Heritage Festival brings the city’s exciting and varied history to life through a series of unique events and experiences for all ages.

Join in and celebrate Chester’s Roman origins, historic buildings, green spaces and waterways. 

Enjoy Medieval traditions: explore the Rows and Cathedral. 

Consider life in Tudor times, Chester’s industrial past, and changes in the 20th Century.   

 

This year there’ll be walks, talks, films, a heritage cruise, fairs, entertainments and more as the story of our city and its people over two millennia is told

 

For full details see - https://www.chesterheritagefestival.co.uk/

Details of 2022 Series of WDYTYA
The 2022 series starts on Thursday 26 May 
 
 
The five celebrities taking part are-    
 
 
 
Sue Perkins: best known for presenting The Great British Bake Off and being one half of the comedy duo Mel and Sue. Sue discovers more about her great grandfather's experience during the First World War, whilst also learning of a poignant tale of her German ancestors plight during the Second World War.
 
Matt Lucas: Comedian and presenter, who takes a trip into the history of his maternal grandmother who came to Britain in 1939.
 
Anna Maxwell Martin: Star of the hit BBC series  Line of Duty, Anna travels to Scotland and Ireland to explore her ancestry and learns more about a family tragedy.
Richard Osman:  TV quiz-show presenter/host and novelist who finds out more about his maternal grandfather and uncovers a story of an intriguing murder case.
 
Ralf Little: Manchester-born actor, famous for appearing in The Royle Family and Death in Paradise, Ralf discovers more about a footballer ancestor, which reflects his own career as a semi-professional before he went into acting.
 
 
 
 
𝙑𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙤𝙪𝙨 𝙁𝙍𝙀𝙀 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙙𝙪𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙈𝙖𝙮
Mon, 9 May: 18:30 – 19:30 BST
𝐏𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐚𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐡𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧 𝐑𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐌𝐨𝐨𝐫𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞
by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries
For information/registration
 
 
Tue, 10 May: 13:00 – 13:20 BST
𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐯𝐞
𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐩𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
by London Metropolitan Archives
For information/registration
 
 
Tue, 10 May: 14:00 – 15:00 BST
𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐯𝐚𝐥 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐧
by Guildhall Library
For information/registration
 
 
Tue, 10 May: 19:30 – 20:45 BST
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐖𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐬
by Glamorgan Family History Society
For information/registration
 
 
Wed, 11 May: 19:30 BST [free but donation suggested]
𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐃𝐚𝐫𝐤: 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝟏𝟗𝟐𝟎𝐬 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐧
by National Archives
For information/registration
 
 
Sat, 14 May: 14:00 – 15:30 BST
𝐀 𝐇𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐮𝐦 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐞, 𝐎𝐥𝐝𝐡𝐚𝐦
𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐲 𝐃𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐝 𝐑𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐝𝐠e
by Oldham and District Branch of MLFHS
For information/registration
 
 
Wed, 18 May: 14:00 – 15:00 BST
𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐛𝐲 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤
by Guildhall Library
For information/registration
 
 
Wed, 18 May: 18:30 – 19:30 BST
𝐎𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐚 𝐃𝐞 𝐇𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝: 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐲𝐰𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐨𝐧!
by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries
For information/registration
 
 
Thu, 19 May: 14:00 – 15:00 BST
𝐋𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐨 𝐃𝐚𝐕𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐢’𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐝𝐞: 𝐋𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐞!
by Guildhall Library
For information/registration
 
 
Fri, 20 May: 14:00 BST [Free but donation suggested]
𝐎𝐮𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐨𝐮𝐬!
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝟐𝟖 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧'𝐬 𝐁𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐋𝐆𝐁𝐓 𝐄𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
by National Archives
For information/registration
 
 
Thu, 24 May: 14:00 – 14:20 BST
𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐀𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐯𝐞 (𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥)
𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐩𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
by London Metropolitan Archives
For information/registration
 
 
Tue, 24 May: 14:00 – 15:00 BST
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐧 𝐄𝐮𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐆𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐡 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐮𝐦
by Guildhall Library
For information/registration
 
 
Wed, 25 May: 14:00 – 15:00 BST
𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝
by Guildhall Library
For information/registration
 
 
Thu, 26 May: 18:30 – 19:30 BST
𝐔𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐅𝐢𝐫𝐞: 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐂𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐞𝐚 𝐕𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐫 𝐀𝐦𝐛𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐝𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫
by Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Libraries
For information/registration
 
 
Fri, 27 May: 14:00 BST [Free but donation suggested]
𝐂𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐞𝐬 𝐈𝐈’𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨n
by National Archives
For information/registration