Chester is one of the best preserved walled cities in Britain. It has a number of medieval buildings, but some of the black-and-white buildings within the city centre are Victorian restorations. Apart from a 100-metre (330 ft) section, the listed Grade I walls are almost complete. The Industrial Revolution brought railways, canals, and new roads to the city, which saw substantial expansion and development.  As the former Roman stronghold of Deva on the River Dee.

It was the venue in 1998, with Linda de Cossart as host. On the first evening we enjoyed a meal at her favourite Chinese restaurant, though it would be nearly ten years before we had the chance to taste one in China! A wide range of stimulating papers was heard in a packed meeting in the Countess of Chester Hospital, a particular highlight being the talk on genito-urinary medicine when no detail or double-entendre was spared. An extensive coach tour of North Wales followed.

The images above show Grosvenor Street Chester (Right) and the Eastgate Clock and Street (Right)