Welcome to an online collection of artifacts from through Chester’s history. Many of these have been collected over the years and rather than just stay hidden in filing cabinets and boxes, I thought it would be good to display them until (hopefully!) one day Chester gets a museum of its own.
Do you have something in your collection to share? Send a clear photo and short description via email and we’ll add it!
Peake Transport Blotter Pad & Calendar
There’s not much use for a blotter pad these days, but before the ballpoint pen, ink would need to be blotted and dried to avoid smudging. Here’s a fun pad from Peake Transport with monkeys at the kissing booth from December 1951.