Old Photographs & Drawings of Chester
This interesting photograph of Frodsham Street just predates the redevelopments of the 1960s. The view seems entirely familiar to the modern Cestrian with the noted exception of the tiny cottage on the right- this is one of the few pictures we've seen of it.
Frodsham Street has its origins in the Roman road which ran from the great fortress of Deva via Brook Street, Kilmorey Park Road and the Newton Hollows, eventually to the crossing the River Mersey at Wilderspool (Warrington) en route to Manchester ('Mamucium') and beyond.
|The cottage is seen again in this view from 1953. Its site is open ground today, forming, along with the land occupied by the row of shops to the right (the 'House of Progress') and the stonemason's yard that once traded behind them, a car park serving the row of new shops and Chinese restaurant that was developed here soon after the top picture was taken. Below we see the same location during the Winter of 2010..