Chester is a lovely city and I’m fortunate enough to be able to visit it almost weekly and I do try and take a few photos each time I’m there. But as it’s also a good shopping centre I often find the time flies as we only stay for 2 or 3 hours because parking is quite expensive there and traipsing around can be tiring even though I wear my most comfortable shoes.
As you can see, this is a Welsh chapel and not the only one there. Many Welsh people lived and worked in Chester.
They were strong Temperance Movement followers which meant they abstained from drinking alcohol. These bottles were covering the spikes on the railings outside and I wondered what they would make of that? they obviously had to scrape the mud off their shoes before entering the chapel, there’s one each side of the main door.
I believe these were once alms houses and I’m sure there’s a demand for them these days, but not for the same reasons as in the old days thankfully. It must be very expensive buying a house in such a beautiful city.
I’m not sure if you will be able to read the words here, but if you are interested you can read about it here.