What's On

  • Poulton: An Archaeological Landscape 
    Grosvenor Museum 
    8th Jul 2017 - 5th Nov 2017 

    Poulton is a small farming hamlet just outside Chester ....

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  • Set in Beautiful Parkland  
    Castle Park Arts Centre 

    Visit the historic town of Frodsham and enjoy three galleries, craft units, coffee shop ....

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  • Mad Hatters Tea Party 
    Davenports Farm Shop & Tea Rooms 
    27th Aug 2017 

    Why not Book a Mad Hatters Afternoon Tea and have a wacky experience at Davenports Tea Room ....

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  • Pantomime: Wizard of Oz 
    Grange Theatre 
    10th Dec 2017 - 31st Dec 2017 

    KD Theatre Productions in association with The Grange Theatre present Wizard of Oz - Pantomime ....

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  • 200,000 reasons to make a visit 
    Warrington Museum & Art Gallery 

    Natural sciences, antiquities, social history, decorative arts and an extensive local photographic archive ....

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  • Northwich Festival at Moss Farm 
    25th Aug 2017 - 28th Aug 2017 

    Annual Northwich Festival at Moss Farm....

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Capenhurst

The Urenco site employs over 300 people and provides the local community with long-term employment in a technical environment, as well as opportunities for young people to pursue engineering and scientific careers.

In 1999 the journalist Duncan Campbell published claims that a 50m high tower on the premises of the uranium enrichment plant had been used to phone-tap calls transmitted between the BT towers at Gwaenysgor and Pale Heights, near Chester.

Campbell claimed that the interception was conducted by GCHQ, initially from a temporary installation on the roof of the plant until commissioning of the tower in 1990. The tower was demolished in 2004.

Close to Capenhurst is the Blue Planet Aquarium, the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port, Chester Zoo and the Ness Botanic Gardens.

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