Chester Celebrates

January 17th 2018

David Cummings presents the Margaret Croston Memorial Lecture entitled Chester Celebrates a colourful photographic record of the many events celebrated in a year in the City of Chester.

The Midsummer Parade

St George’s Day celebrations

David Cummings, local historian and conservationist

David is from South Wales, and has taught & lived in Chester since 1964. After a successful 25 year career as a Headteacher at Christleton Primary School, he has become a guest speaker on a wide range of topics, throughout the North West and Wales. He is an author of a number of books on local history, including, Christleton a Cheshire Village, Christleton 2000 years of History, Christleton Great War Stories and St James’ Church Christleton.

He is a keen traveller, historian & wildlife photographer, and has instigated and worked on conservation projects at Christleton Pit & Hockenhull Platts since the 1970s. He has studied mute swans for over 45 years and has looked after a family of swans for over 30 years.

David writes & illustrates monthly articles on Local History & Wildlife for the website, guides heritage walks, and manages the Cheshire Wildlife Trust Reserve at Hockenhull Platts.  He is currently Chairman of Christleton Local History Group and Secretary of the Christleton Pit Conservation Project.