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

Chester Farm

about 9 days ago

Steve on Twitter

We did find a barn owl here when we started work, so we had to stop! Now owl boxes have been provided, so hopefully he is settled into a new home. #na...

We did find a barn owl here when we started work, so we had to stop! Now owl boxes have been provided, so hopefully he is settled into a new home. #na...
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Chester Farm

Chester Farm

about 17 days ago

BSH on Twitter

We stand corrected about the sundial by the knowledgeable #volunteer who provided the photo. And we apologise for being too quick to assume the old te...

We stand corrected about the sundial by the knowledgeable #volunteer who provided the photo. And we apologise for being too quick to assume the old te...
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Chester Farm

Chester Farm

about 2 months ago

Tim Allen on Twitter

Yes there is lots of amazing buried archaeology on our site, not least the whole of a Roman walled small town. https://t.co/5fqc0KXbmb

Yes there is lots of amazing buried archaeology on our site, not least the whole of a Roman walled small town. https://t.co/5fqc0KXbmb
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