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Roy Wilding was born in Handbridge and used to work for Post Office telecommunications and its successor, BT, designing exchanges. He has also worked at the Grosvenor Museum and as a safety officer for Chester & District Housing Trust. On retirement, he became a verger at Chester Cathedral. After retiring he completed an MA in Victorian Studies at Liverpool University.


Roy's books include "Miller of Dee", a history of Dee Mills and Death in Chester which covers everything to do with death in the city through the ages including gladiatorial combat and the plague, plus ghost stories. He has also written "Roman Amphitheatres in England and Wales" and a guide to the Graham Webster Gallery of Roman stones at the Grosvenor Museum.

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