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Flyer for the Festival of Music at Chester, 1821 Advertisement for the Chester Musical Festival, 25-28 September 1821. Chester Courant, 14 August 1821. Newspaper image © The British Library Board. All rights reserved. With thanks to The British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk). Advertisement for the Chester Musical Festival, 16-19 June 1772. Adams's Weekly Courant (Chester), 16 June 1772. A review in the same newspaper a week later included "the amazing Powers of the two Miss Linleys conspired to render the Entertainment as great and excellent as can be expected, or ever was produced from the human voice. … On Wednesday Evening … Mr. Linley, jun. distinguished himself as one of the greatest Masters of the Violin which this Nation has produced." Newspaper image © The British Library Board. All rights reserved. With thanks to The British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk). Advertisement for the last Triennial Chester Musical Festival, 25-27 July 1900. Cheshire Observer, 29 July 1900. Thursday morning's programme included a requiem by Bridge specially written to commemorate the dead of the South African War.  Twenty pounds of the rather small profit made by the Festival of just over fifty pounds was donated to the Transvaal War Relief County Fund. Newspaper image © The British Library Board. All rights reserved. With thanks to The British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).