A family of cousins (6 or more of us) from different areas of the United States are planning a trip to Chester for 2010. We actually became acquainted in the last several years due to our common interests in genealogy. Our grandparents were siblings. We would like to use Chester as our base because our great-grandparents immigrated to the US from there sometime between 1887 and early 1889. Our great grandmother was born at Johnson Buildings on Lower Bridge St in 1858. We have never been able to pinpoint the current address for what would have been the Johnson Buildings. Anyone familiar with that?
Our plan is to visit all the places we have identified in our research as ancestral haunts:Chester, Denbigh, Mold, Flint. We want to see St Michaels, St Marys-on-the-Hill and St Olaves. Then for the other side of the family we need to find the Three Pigeons pub in Banbury and raise a pint or 2 there. Maybe identify the location of the Buck and Bell where our great-great grandfather died. Later find Islip ans Warwickshire as well.
We plan to spend 10-12 days and right now I am thinking we should fly in to Liverpool. Many have never travelled outside of the US and all but one have never been to Europe. We are looking for what we think as pub-style, low cost but safe accommodations and would like to stay as close to where our ancestors were from as possible.
Advice? Recommendations? We are thinking of coming late May or mid-June. Is there a bad time to come as far as crowding and prices?
Any information will be appreciated. We are truly ignorant!