From its earliest days as a major Roman fortress to its current status as one of Britain's most visited tourist destinations, Chester has a proud and distinctive identity. Its extraordinary history is embodied in the rich architecture that has shaped this jewel of the North West, famed for its perfectly preserved city walls.
Chester in 50 Buildings explores the history of this much-loved city through a selection of its greatest architectural treasures. From the unique Chester Rows to the magnificent Gothic Revival Town Hall, this study celebrates Chester's architectural heritage in a new and accessible way. Local author and historian Paul Hurley guides the reader on a tour of the city's historic buildings and modern architectural projects.
Paul Hurley has been a freelance writer since 2002 and has been writing professionally ever since. He has had magazine, local and national newspaper credits and has written several books for Amberley on the local history of Cheshire. Since retiring from the police in 2002 he has amassed a CV that takes in a three part article in the Steam World magazine, one in the Backtrack magazine and many other magazine articles not relating to the railway scene. He lives in Winsford with his wife and his hobbies are writing, travel, motorcycling and classic cars.