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 2 years ago

Chester Farm on Twitter

#FindsFriday From the time of the #Roman conquest, a bit of a 'pudding stone' quern for grinding grain and a pestle. #archaeology https://t.co/cTVT9Pm...

#FindsFriday From the time of the #Roman conquest, a bit of a 'pudding stone' quern for grinding grain and a pestle. #archaeology https://t.co/cTVT9Pm...
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Chester Farm

Chester Farm

about 2 years ago

Chester Farm on Twitter

A view across some of the #construction area. Plus new timbers for the threshing barn roof being fitted and protected. #Listedbuildings https://t.co/j...

A view across some of the #construction area. Plus new timbers for the threshing barn roof being fitted and protected. #Listedbuildings https://t.co/j...
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Chester Farm

Chester Farm

about 2 years ago

Chester Farm on Twitter

#Heritage and #nature to be enjoyed together. Thanks to our #volunteers for capturing scenes like this and supporting the project. https://t.co/cLfYCO...

#Heritage and #nature to be enjoyed together. Thanks to our #volunteers for capturing scenes like this and supporting the project. https://t.co/cLfYCO...
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