It’s that time of year again – time to submit your nominations for our “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” awards. So, how do you feel about the things that have changed in and around Chester over the past twelve months? Please use the enclosed forms to identify your suggestions for The Good, the Bad & the Ugly.

You can nominate new or recently restored buildings but please remember that the awards include the smaller, less prestigious changes to our built environment. Specific examples might be well maintained retail or commercial premises, good signage of a heritage trail, the introduction of public art into an open space, sensitive new street furniture or lighting. Within the city, roads and paving and ‘the public realm’ are all very important. More general initiatives which improve the city’s cleanliness and safety, or enhance the quality of public open spaces will also be recognised. Campaigns and initiatives that protect our heritage and provide public access are also important, as are contributions to Chester’s cultural and leisure facilities.

To nominate any item of your choice use this form  to make your nomination. Please give a brief reason for your nomination and indicate whether, in your opinion, it is Good, Bad or Ugly. Remember, this is a personal view: there’s no need to listen to what others may say!  You can submit as many nominations as you wish.

FRANCIS PRYOR, One of Britain’s most distinguished living archaeologists and a former President of the Council for British Archaeology, Francis has spent 40 years studying the prehistory of the Fens. He was the lead excavator of the Bronze Age village at Flag Fen. A prolific author, Francis has written many highly acclaimed books including the’Birth of Modern Britain’ and the recent, ‘The Fens’, that was serialised as a BBC Radio 4 ‘Book of the Week’

Lectures are held on Wednesday evenings at 1930 in the Grosvenor Museum lecture Theatre.

Lectures are free to members of Chester Civic Trust and guests are welcome: £5 on the door.

 

 

LOUISE PALOMBA, Associate Partner with Rogers Stirk Harbour, shortlisted architects for the 2019 Stirling Prize for the Macallan Distillery and Visitor Centre in Moray, pays a return visit and will talk about examples of a sustainable approach

Lectures are held on Wednesday evenings at 1930 in the Grosvenor Museum lecture Theatre.

Lectures are free to members of Chester Civic Trust and guests are welcome: £5 on the door.

 

TONY BARTON, the Chairman of Insalls Associates and STEPHEN LANGTREE, Vice-President of the Civic Trust, will give an illustrated presentation entitled ‘AROUND the WALLS in 60 YEARS’. The speakers will highlight what changes have happened in the city over the life of the Civic Trust and the audience will be invited to consider what sort of changes will be appropriate for Chester over the next 60 years.

Lectures are held on Wednesday evenings at 1930 in the Grosvenor Museum lecture Theatre.

Lectures are free to members of Chester Civic Trust and guests are welcome: £5 on the door.

 

Dr ELIZABETH BAIGENT, reader in the history of geography at the University of Oxford will give a talk entitled Octavia Hill : Housing reformer and founder of the National Trust. Dr Baigent has co-edited a recent book entitled ‘Nobler imaginings and mightier struggles : Octavia Hill, Social Activism and the Remaking of British Society’.

Lectures are held on Wednesday evenings at 1930 in the Grosvenor Museum lecture Theatre.

Lectures are free to members of Chester Civic Trust and guests are welcome: £5 on the door.

JOHN BENSON from the National Waterways Museum will give our opening lecture of the season on The Canal and River Trust and Waterways Archive.

Lectures are held on Wednesday evenings at 1930 in the Grosvenor Museum lecture Theatre

Lectures are free to members of Chester Civic Trust and guests  are welcome: £5 on the door

Chester Civic Trust

The 2019 AGM WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2019 AT 7.30PM

IN ST MARY’S CREATIVE SPACE, ST MARY’S HILL, CHESTER.

Parking is available nearby at Chester Castle

The formal AGM business will be preceded by a talk from Professor Stuart Ainsworth of the University of Chester and the Channel 4 archaeological series Time Team, on the history of the area around the amphitheatre and St John’s Church.