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Mr Monkey in Chester, May 27th

"Well, I can't say it looks like a cross to me"

Mr Monkey looking at buildings on Watergate Street Mr Monkey examining the market cross in Chester

After scampering up Watergate Street, Mr Monkey came to the point where Watergate, Eastgate, Bridge and Northgate Streets all meet, more or less. This is marked by a cross, which is really more of a pillar. It was a cross until the Parliamentarian army knocked bits off it in January 1646 after Chester surrendered and ended a siege that had been going on, sort of, since July 1643.

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