CHESTER: THEN AND NOW ~ Siddalls Optometrists

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– View towards Siddalls Optometrists, Bridge St: c. 1910 (left), present day (right)

Established in 1815, Siddalls must be one of Chester’s oldest surviving shops. It’s giant pair of gold spectacles are an instantly recognisable, but strangely overlooked, landmark of the city centre.

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(1910 photo sourced from Images of England: Chester by Michael Day and Pat O’Brien)

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