It is 50 years since local authorities were given the powers to designate 'Conservation Areas', so that they could control inappropriate developments and demolitions that would damage the character of an area. West Cheshire now has 96 such designated areas.
The Civic Trust are organising a number of events to inform the public of the value of these regulations. Chester Photographic Society has agree to support this with a photographic exhibition. There has been a splendid support from members, with to date over 70 prints being subnitted for display, and more than 100 images to make up a 'slide show'.
The exhibition will be held in the newly refurbished Weslyan Centre, which now has a very up-to-date facility for meetings and displays. This is just past the main Chester Post Office on St John Street, opposite the side entrance to Marks & Spencer.
The opening ceremony will be at 7.30pm on Thursday 14th September, and all members of our Society are invited. It will be on show for 3 weeks.
The response from members to put this display together has been very positive, but if there are any others who would like to assist, please contact Keith Fitzpatrick or Mike Coe.