Secret Chester offers a unique insight into one of Englandís most visited cities through a series of little-known and forgotten stories, facts and anecdotes. Author and historian John Idris Jones takes the reader on a fascinating journey from Roman times to the present day, blending dark deeds and strange tales from its long and often grisly past, as well as introducing us to some interesting characters along the way. Fully illustrated in colour throughout, the book delves beneath the surface of this ancient city revealing a lesser-known history that most local people donít know.
Excellent book about the City I grew up in.
John Douglas is my 1st Cousin 5x removed.
John’s father married in to the Swindley family John Douglas used the Swindley smithy to build the Eastgate Clock.
The Swindley family were the Blacksmiths for the Duke of Westminster, the smithy is still in handbridge, today it’s a vets surgery.