A Child’s view of Chester

“I’m Seren and today we are going to be going around Chester and looking at shops that I like. I’m 9 and I go to Kelsall school and we are going to be looking at things that are fun and exciting for kids.”

Christmas in Chester : “The lights are OK…We didn’t see the switch on. They do the lights every year so I think its kinda boring for some people and exciting for others. I forgot what colour they are! They’re beautiful, green reminds me of mistletoe…

“With the club I am making its going to be called the creative club and the max is 18 people and we’re going to do Christmas crafts for kids that are lonely at my school!

 

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Praise for the ChesStar ; “I’ve not seen it before, its kind of nice!”

 

“I like the market they sell lots of cool stuff. My mum likes the mulled wine. I liked Santa’s post office last year. I’m scared of people in costumes ! You can send your letter to Santa and post it there..

 

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ChELfie: “But I felt fine because it was an Elf!”

 

The 3D glasses :  “all I can see is a rainbow blur!”

 

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Christmas market

 

“I like the decorations and stuff.. Where is the music in the market?? I can smell pancakes… Its like church music! I’d like jingle bells…(sings) ” Admiring some character keyrings : “You can get dad’s fighter guy from the old games!  and also BB8 ! I don’t like Elsa from Frozen! ”

Town hall :  “I went there with my class and it was kind of fun but yet again, kind of boring at the same time! ”

“I am kinda excited about the new theatre opening. Its going to take a lot of room, I think its nice. ”

Bridge street: “Burger Shed is a burger dressed as a shed! ”

Seren’s mum comments , “Scotts has been there since I was a teenager!”

“Mum was born in the 1920s.. no 1960!!”

Grosvenor Museum : ” I like the museum, its not as good as the Liverpool museum. I liked the Samurai sets, and the house. I have only gone once… I like museums because it tells you all about historical meanings of stuff ”

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Period house: “ kinda scary, I think the people are going to come to life and chase me. Is that Queen Victoria but fatter ?  ”
When asked if she would like to live in Victorian times : “There was no television or video games so what would I do ! I like watching horrible histories so I know a lot about history. My favourite is the Greeks and the Pioneers… I like Slimy Stuarts and Groovy Greeks.

“It’s Edward Huffle-puff ! He looks like the evil guy from Harry Potter.

 

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“Edward Huffelpuff”

 

“I wouldn’t like to live here because you’d get the cane for talking in class. We just get shouted at ! I don’t want a picture of myself in a hat !

(exiting the shop) “I thought that girl at the desk was Honey G!  ”

Cold Places exhibition :

“Its really fun , its like the arctic ! ” Featuring a Polar bear once used by Foxes Glacier mints for adverts and photography by Sue Flood… “With the loss of sea ice polar bears lose access to their source of food.”

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Amphitheatre: We’re at the coliseum! I like it, when we come here we jump off the walls and stuff. Maybe they could do a little play for the children. They could make it into a little play place. I like the Romans because I like battles! They used to fight in here. On Horrible histories they said some used to fight with blindfolds on their head. ” Dee House: “they should turn it into a dungeon!”

Grosvenor Park : “they should have a bird seed stall where you get bird seed and bread for the ducks and nuts for squirrels. I guess if you feed them too much they could get a bit vicious.  I like the playground and the river and the open area. Good for running and playing football. The children’s railway is a bit babyish. They could have a bike trail ! ”

Foregate street: ” I want Primark to be demolished for one reason, because all their clothes rip easily. They could put a Lego shop there. Its sad BHS has gone I used to get a coke at the cafe, I mixed every single flavour together and it just tastes like raspberry !

“I like Pound land because everything’s a pound until they wrecked that motto and got the fake grass for £40 !! I think Wilko is a fun place to shop, I like the Christmas stuff ! Also they sell toys and bricks..

Chester Market: ” I like all the different stalls, my grandma had a cake stall and she used to take me there every day.

 

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Admiring the Lego display

 

“There’s a few dead flies, who care’s its amazing ! Stormtrooper ! Oh my god I can’t believe you put a storm trooper outside ! I’m playing with my Lego when I get back ! ”

 

Thanks to Seren and her mum Rachel O Kelly

 

 

 

 

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