Chester has been selected as one of six sites to participate in Historic England’s three-year project ‘Picturing England’s High Street’.
Following the news we have decided to delve into our archives at the heart of the historic city of Chester – The Rows.
The Rows are a unique and distinctive feature of the city’s heritage, that have survived and evolved for over 600 years.
A huge heritage asset with a visible history to be told, The Rows feature two-level shopping areas are part of Chester’s high street.
As part of the Historic England project Chester’s photographer-in-residence will work with local communities to re-imagine the high street, producing images which will become part of their archive.
They will be selected via open call beginning in March 2021.
The residency will be supported by Open Eye Gallery, Cheshire West and Chester Council and Chester High Street Heritage Action Zone with high street users and the community developing content with the selected photographer – find out more here.
Scroll down below for images of The Rows in Chester through the years.