Book Launch


A new book published by Chester Civic Trust to celebrate their Golden Jubilee was launched on Friday 2nd November by Sir Donald Insall. Entitled: ‘PRESERVATION AND PROGRESS – THE STORY OF CHESTER SINCE 1960, it has been written by Peter de Figueiredo and Cyril Morris and is edited by the Trust’s Vice President and Chairman of the Jubilee Committee, Stephen Langtree. The book is lavishly illustrated with over 250 photographs in full colour.

The book’s authors, Peter de Figueirado and Cyril Morris, with Sir Donald Insall.

The launch ceremony was held at Bishop Lloyd’s Palace, The Trust’s headquarters. Dedicated to the founders of the Trust in 1960, the book records a significant period in the development of Chester and the first 50 years of the Trust.

Stephen Langtree introduces Sir Donald Insall.

Praising the Trust, Sir Donald Insall, who earlier in the day had received an honorary degree from the University of Chester, said he hoped the book will be read by all who love and care for the city.

Peter Cocker, Stephen Langtree, Peter Mosley MP and Sir Donald Insall.

Book Purchase.
There are three possibilities:
1. From Chester Bookshops at a recommended retail price of £16.50
2. Direct from our Head Office at a reduced price of £10.00 at Chester Civic Trust, Bishop Lloyd’s Palace 51/53, Watergate Row, Chester CH1 2LE
Tel: 01244 318415
The Office is open 12 noon to 2pm Monday to Thursday.  Also from 1pm to 3pm on first Saturday of the month.
To see a map of where we are click on: Map of Chester City Centre
3.To buy copies of the book directly from this website click here.

For book details click here