Chester Farm stories

In 1853 the Midland Board decided to extend the railway line south from Leicester to Bedford and construction began under the direction of the celebrated contractor, Thomas Brassey.

03 January 2018

David Dickinson, farm manager at Chester Farm between 1958 and 1972, describes the farm as being "in a pretty awful state" when they arrived

02 October 2017

Learn about Mr Frank George, the chairman of Whitworths in Wellingborough, owners of Chester Farm in the 1960s

27 September 2017

Jayne's father managed Chester Farm from 1958 to 1972 and lived at Chester House together with his wife, daughter Jayne and son Robert

27 September 2017

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Chester Farm

about 7 days ago

Managing the farm

Thanks Jayne! It was lovely to talk to Mr Dickinson, the former estate manager, last year. Read more plus a lovely pic of Jayne as a child. https://t....

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Chester Farm

about 28 days ago

R Neil Marshman on Twitter

It certainly is. The special & unusual thing about the site is that it offers evidence from nearly all periods across the last 10,000 years or thereab...

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Chester Farm

about 2 months ago

R Neil Marshman on Twitter

Many apologies. The ‘cursus publicus’ is essentially a set route along which #Roman imperial messengers and messages were sent. Our small walled town ...

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Chester Farm

about 2 months ago

Chester Farm on Twitter

That is, the cursus publicus. So we curse auto correct! https://t.co/lg02C343Lo

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Chester Farm

about 2 months ago

Sally Smart on Twitter

Thanks, Sally. For new followers, the #buildings complex will become a mix of #heritage interpretation and #education spaces plus buildings aimed to g...

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Chester Farm

about 3 months ago

Chester Farm on Twitter

Remember what our #Archaeological Resource Centre looked like in the summer? Now we are fixing the external cedar cladding. The building is intended t...

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