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|The Pageant will take centre stage at Christleton Village Fete this year. It will start at the High School Car Park and proceed to the Village Green into Pepper Street and to the Law College. The Pageant will appear in the following pattern to portray the life and history of Christleton from early times to the present day|
|City of Chester Band|
|1||AD43||A Roman Legion marches through Christleton to build practice forts in fields at Littleton|
|2||600||The coming of the Christians.|
|3||1086||The Norman Earls, Robert son of Hugh Lupus holds Christleton.
The Abbot and Monks of the Abbey obtain water from the well at Christleton
|4||1200||Village develops as a farming community|
|5||1358||The Black Prince and his entourage comes to the village on route to Chester|
|6||1605||The Plague. Many families in Christleton die.|
|7||1642||Civil War. Charles I comes through the village en route to Chester having raised his standard at Nottingham|
|8||1645||January. Sir William Brereton and his Parliamentarian Army take over the village.|
|1645||February. Prince Rupert and Maurice come to burn the village to the ground.|
|1645||September. The Battle of Rowton Moor|
|9||1680||Ceilia Fiennes the Lady on the white horse from Banbury Cross visits Christleton. Meets Bishop Pearson of Chester en route to the City.|
|10||The establishment of the Mill and the tradition of breadmaking in the village. Sneyd Family. Butlers. Morgans. Thomas Johnson.|
|11||1710||Robert Townsend Recorder of Chester lives at the Old Hall.
Gerard makes a pond for fish at Little Heath.
Robert Townsend is made Recorder of Chester
His son in law Thomas Ince builds Christleton Hall
|12||1743||Christleton Youths Bell Ringers formed at St. James Church.|
|13||1772||The Chester Canal comes to Christleton.|
|14||1779||John Sellers builds his charity school in the churchyard with the help of the Duke of Westminster. Ralph Hignett of Rowton and others.|
|15||Thomas Dixon (1) Captain in the Navy, later Timber Merchant comes to Littleton
Thomas Dixon (2) Merchant and Banker founds a bank in Chester, Mayor of Chester.
Dixon Family giver the Alms Houses for the use of the poor in the Parish and were great benefactors to the parish.
|16||Village Fairs held to celebrate Midsummer.|
|17||John Wesley comes through Christleton on his way to Chester.
Later the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel is built at Little Heath in 1888
|18||1868||Canon Garnett comes to Christleton|
|19||1872||Village Fetes / Christleton Show begins. The retiring Rose Queen and Retinue from 1999 represent the past. Former Rose Queens from 1990 walk in procession.|
|The Football and Cricket Clubs are formed|
|Baden Powell comes to stay in the village. (Scouts, Cubs, Guides and Brownies)|
|Lucy Anne Ince who lives at Christleton Hall is the Lady of the Village|
|Founding of the Men's Institute, Later The Woman's Institute.|
|20||1880||William Huggins famous animal painter comes to Christleton and paints from Life. Menagerie at Rock House|
|21||1870's||People representing the trades of the village.
Thatcher, Blacksmiths, Builders, Railwaymen, Toll Gate Keepers, The Butcher, Cobblers, Dressmakers
|22||1896||The founding of the Parish Councils|
|23||Remembrance. The men and women who fought and worked in the First and Second World Wars. (Represented by the British Legion)|
|24||1928||The founding of Christleton Players.
|25||1958||The founding of Christleton Secondary School|
|26||1960's||Mini Owners Club|
|27||1974||Conservationists and Village Pit Group|
|28||The Village Today. Rose Queen and Retinue fro the year 2000|
|29||Representing the Third World Projects we hope to support in Africa, Ghana and Ladakh.|
|30||The Time Capsule|