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Chester weekly news blog # 12

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Chester Cathedral are hosting a Medieval Discovery Day this Saturday (11th) . The Cathedral’s Work Department will be on hand throughout the day with displays of stone masonry, blacksmithing, beekeeping and more. There will be opportunities to handle medieval objects excavated in the local area including shoes, keys, tiles, pottery, ceramics, rings, pilgrim badges and devotional tokens. Musical activities include an organ recital and a demonstration of monk chanting. The Medieval Discovery Day will allow visitors to walk in the steps of a medieval monk, provide an insight into the Cathedral’s history and experience the Cathedral in a new and exciting way. Tickets cost £10 for the full day (children under 16 free) and are available here :

Medieval Discovery Day

The Garden Quarter Community is currently working with the Uniting Church in Garden Lane with a view to creating a dynamic new community space entitled The Plum. The proposal means the Church would continue to be used as a place of worship but also serve as a new community hub for the Garden Quarter. With funding potentially available , organisers are seeking feedback from the public about how they would like to see the space used via an anonymous survey available here :

Responses are required by the end of September at the latest.

This Saturday (11th) Huntington Parish Council are holding a Stall Sale with over 30 stalls distributed in locations across Huntington West and Saighton camp area. Alongside garage/charity sales, will be food, drink, crafts and new goods. Any family or business is welcome to take part with stalls set up in front gardens or driveways. To register and for more details visit https://huntingtonparishcouncil.gov.uk/ . The event runs 11 -4

Coming to Storyhouse in October and announced this week is David Suchet: Poirot and More A Retrospective:

This rare opportunity with one of the world’s most celebrated and fascinating actors of our time is on Wednesday 27th October (2.30 and 7.30) The event will be a retrospective look at David’s career  and will have you witness some of his most beloved performances in a new and intimate light. For over 25 years he captivated millions worldwide as Agatha Christie’s elegant Belgian detective. Beyond Poirot, this Emmy award-winning actor has been celebrated for his portrayal of iconic roles such as Lady Bracknell, Cardinal Benelli and Freud. David has also graced the world’s stages bringing literary greats to life, including Shakespeare, Wilde and Albee. Meet the actor behind the detective and the many faces he’s portrayed on stage and screen over a career spanning five decades. Theatre goers will discover why David Suchet is renowned for not only becoming the role, but also taking on the personalities of some of television, film and theatre’s most fascinating characters. Tickets, from £25 go on general release Friday .https://www.storyhouse.com/

Two members of the team at Chester based web designers Limely are running the Manchester marathon in October in aid of 2 charities close to their hearts. Director Adam is running for the Christie charity to help fund their life saving work. In early 2019 Adam’s wife Hannah was diagnosed with cancer but with help from the team at the Christie Cancer hospital, Hannah made a full recovery. The support from the hospital was invaluable to the family during this tough time.

Meanwhile operations manager Matt is running for the Blue Sky Charity/ Awyr Las. In February 2019, Matt and his wife Eleanor’s son was born. Baby Luka had to have multiple stressful visits to Wrexham’s Maelor Children’s ward where he received the care and attention he needed to get better. Matt’s share of the money will support the charity helping other families in need.

At the time of writing the pair had already raised £1,130 of their £1500 target. To make a donation visit :

The council have marked Emergency Services Day (also known as 999 Day) today with a flag raising ceremony in Town Hall square. Local landmarks including the Town Hall and the Eastgate clock were also lit up blue to mark the occasion.

Cllr Bob Rudd – Chairman of the Council and Cheshire Fire & Rescue Authority, said, “We want to celebrate all that our emergency services do each and every day of the year for the community. Without their dedication, our country would be a much poorer place in which to live.”

#999Day promotes the work of the emergency services, educates the public about basic lifesaving skills and the responsible use of emergency services, and promotes the many career and volunteering opportunities available.

Approximately two million people work and volunteer across the NHS and emergency services today. Volunteers are an essential part of the emergency services family and play a core part in keeping Britain safe. 999 volunteer roles include special constables, retained firefighters, NHS Community Responders, St John Ambulance, RNLI, Search and Rescue and Coastguard volunteers. Lord Mayor of Chester, Councillor Martyn Delaney said: “Having relied on the emergency services in the past, I am very happy to support this day that recognises the important role they perform in keeping our residents safe and well. The dedication shown by all those who work for the Emergency Services, be it from behind a desk or delivering the service at the front line, is commendable. On behalf of all the residents of Chester, I offer our heartfelt thanks for being there for us.”

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