Chester Civic Trust Launches “Preservation & Progress: A History of Chester since 1960”
3rd December, 2012
The Chester Civic Trust, the Chester based charity concerned with the preservation of Chester’s unique architectural heritage is launching a new book entitled “Preservation & Progress: A History of Chester since 1960”.
The book looks at whether Chester is an ‘historic city’ or a ‘modern city’; a finely balanced and well managed combination of the two, or an uncomfortable and paranoid victim of a split personality? It’s a dilemma highlighted, if not created, by our Victorian forebears, and played out in good measure since the end of the Second World War.
When Chester Civic Trust was founded in 1960 its initial enthusiasm for high quality contemporary design was soon tempered by the urgent need to save an endangered historic townscape. Demolition on an unprecedented scale could not be stopped, but was it always necessary, and what would follow in its wake?
This ‘story of Chester since 1960‘ is an unapologetic celebration of the Civic Trust’s Golden Jubilee in 2010 but, more importantly, it explains what happened, why it happened and which lessons this much-loved city has still to learn.
Nick Clarke, Partner at Aaron & Partners LLP who also sits on the Chester Civic Trust publicity committee comments “The Civic Trust’s new book provides a fascinating insight into the development of the Chester over the last 50 years and will be of interest to anyone who, like me, is passionate about the City “.
The book is available from Chester Civic Trust. Contact them on 01244 318415 or at www.chestercivictrust.org.uk
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