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A C20 Weekend: Chester, Wirral and Flintshire

02/07/2021 – 04/07/2021



A C20 Weekend: Chester, Wirral and Flintshire

Friday 2nd –  Sunday 4th July 2021 led by Andrew Jackson

NOW FULLY BOOKED - We hope to be be able to release a few extra places.  Please email if you would like to be added to the waiting list

Andrew is a Trustee of the Society and was previously Chair of our Yorkshire Group. He acts as National Groups Coordinator and has organised a number of events, including weekends in West Yorkshire and Gwynedd. He studied at the Liverpool School of Architecture and the University of Liverpool’s Department of Civic Design.


Join Andrew Jackson for a jam-packed jaunt around the CH postcode, beginning on Friday afternoon with a walkabout in Chester city centre and visit to Storyhouse – the 1936 Odeon converted to an award-winning new cultural complex. In the evening there will be a talk on the work of Donald Insall in Chester.

The trip continues by coach on Saturday morning with visits to churches by F. X. Velarde and H. S. Goodhart-Rendel, followed by a look at Mold Civic Centre and lunch at Theatr Clwyd (R. W. Harvey, 1973-6). The afternoon takes in churches along the west side of the Wirral Peninsula - including examples by Giles and Adrian Gilbert Scott - and an early evening visit to a Modern Movement house of 1935 rounds off the day.

Sunday sees the coach stop at the churches of Chester’s suburbs before heading up the east coast of the Wirral to seaside apartment blocks, ventilation towers and housing estates - including works by Herbert Rowse and an afternoon stroll in W. H. Lever’s garden village at Port Sunlight.

The recommended hotel is Holiday Inn Express at Chester Racecourse and a discounted rate of £99 per night is available for 2nd and 3rd July if booked direct with the hotel between 17th May and 3rd June. Check-in is 2pm and the coach will depart outside the hotel each morning at 9am.

Places are limited to 25 people, therefore early booking is advised.

Meet: 3pm Friday 2nd July at the Holiday Inn Express, Chester Racecourse.

Finish: Coach drop-off 4:30pm Sunday 4th July at Chester railway station.

Members’ price: £130

Non-members’ price: £170

Prices include coach travel, all donations and buffet lunches on both days. A wide range of excellent pubs and restaurants is to be found in Chester for evening meals. Itineraries for Friday and Saturday will finish in Chester city centre at 7pm.

Please Note: All C20 Society events are organised in accordance with UK Government COVID regulations.  All participants will be expected to abide by any COVID regulations and guidelines in place at the time of this tour.  

Not a member yet? Join here and benefit from event ticket discounts.

Image above: Church of the Holy Spirit, Ewloe (H.S. Goodhart-Rendel, 1937-8)  Photograph: Andrew Jackson.

The Twentieth Century Society is an IHBC (Institute of Historic Building conservation) recognised CPD provider.

The Twentieth Century Society is a registered charity, no 1110244











The Twentieth Century Society is an IHBC (Institute of Historic Building conservation) recognised CPD provider