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Train crossing the viaduct

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

Chester Farm print

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

The Guv

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

27 September 2017

David Dickinson and his daughter Jayne

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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