Video guides to Chester
Here are some early video's of Chester:
It is possible to embed YouTube videos to any ShoutWiki-hosted wiki. The videos can add a lot to an article, and make it more appealing and informative for readers. To add a video (like the one shown on this page), type in the following wiki markup into the article that you want the video to be displayed on:
<youtube>ID of the video here</youtube>
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Here are some video's of Chester (good, bad and ugly) - be warned some contain a few inaccurate statements about Chester:
First off, a sometimes inaccurate guide to Chester, but mostly accurate. They get the story of an inscription in Park Street completely wrong - the Romans did not put quotes from the bible on their coins - just because something is written in latin doesn't mean it is Roman.
Blundering on, one of the first things this "tour" guide says is that we can trust him, he then says that the law courts are "County Hall" and the Agricola Tower at the Castle was the original Roman gate of the city: actually it was built about 1210 and would have been outside the Roman walls.
No commentary to this next one, just someone pointing a camera at various buildings and missing many important ones;
Another "silent movie" - supposedly of the Roman Walls, although much of what is filmed isn't Roman at all:
Yet another "silent movie". Not many clangers in this one: except that what is called the Shipgate is actually the Bridgegate. It must have been made some time ago as he manages to get round the walls without any bits being closed!
Another with no commentary;
Flying a drone in the City Center (is that even legal?) - although it must have been taken early in the morning as there are very few people about. Watch carefully and you will see some cars moving at insane speeds - the film has been speeded up - there is even a rocket propelled bird in the Roman Gardens;
Next up, an American student studying the "Archaeology of Death" - seems to spend her time shopping and walking around the walls;
Man with camera wanders about without getting run over or colliding with too many people. Don't watch this if you have motion sickness;
Another uninformative movie, with more motion sickness;
Five things to do in Chester: they don't include visiting the Cathedral, walking along the Walls or visiting the amphitheatre...
Possibly intended as an advert for rail tickets...
More standard tourist stuff;
Don't know what to say about the next one except that I used to like the Burger King in Bridge Street..
Ed Alleyne-Johnson features in this one. Why does everyone have to film what people still call "the ugly pink flats";
Back to the Big Freeze of 2010/11 and that fantastic Big Wheel in the castle car-park;
The next one is interesting: if only because Hooligan of ChesterWiki is in it as a passer by (about 30 sec in - fellow with the grey hair):
I thought this next one had the right idea by filming the river from in front of the "ugly pink flats", but no, they end up being filmed anyway:
This one is quite good;
This one is quite good - although the 1st Duke of Westminster was never Bishop of Chester and he isn't buried in the Cathedral - he was cremated in Woking Crematorium and his ashes were buried in the churchyard of Eccleston Church;
Finally, an accurate and helpful video about the falconry center - very inexpensive and well worth a visit;