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Mr Monkey in Chester, 8th December

"They've got a lot of towers in Chester, you know"

Mr Monkey looking up at the Chester shot tower Mr Monkey looking along the canal at the Chester water tower

Mr Monkey had noticed an intriguing looking tower, so he scampered along to inspect it. The Chester (or Boughton) shot tower is the oldest of only three surviving shot towers in the UK. The attractive brick tower was built in 1799 and the ugly external liftshaft was added in 1971. Crossing the Shropshire Union Canal by the City Road bridge, Mr Monkey looked along the canal to see the water tower built in 1853 as part of Tarvin Road waterworks. This is a water tower and shouldn't be mistaken for the Water Tower, which is attached to Chester's medieval town walls.

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