3 June 2014
Armed Forces Day
People of all ages are invited to the Port Arcades Shopping Centre on Saturday 28th June to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

Visitors to the Centre will be able to view memorabilia from both the first and second world wars and handle a range of Second World War weapons and meet. enthusiasts from Chester Home Guard Club, with their display of ration books, gas masks and sand bags.

Local female vocalists Signature, will be evoking lots of memories as they delighted audiences with wartime favourites and songs from the 1930s and 40s.

Michelle Pickstock of the Port Arcades Shopping Centre, said "Last year's event was an over whelming success. The day brought wartime history alive and right into the heart of the town for everyone to be a part of, we are hoping that this year will be bigger and better still, especially as we commemorate 100 years since the out break of the First World War."

The event at the Port Arcades Shopping Centre will start from 12noon, following a reception and ceremony in the Civic Square at 11am.

2 June 2014
Then and Now Exhibition
The Port Arcades Shopping Centre is delighted to announce that from Thursday 12th June, visitors to the Centre will be able to learn more about the fascinating history of Ellesmere Port through the Then and Now photographic Display.

Curated by the Ellesmere Port Local and Family History Society, will include rare photographs from the Waterways Archive / Canal and River Trust and contributions from students at West Cheshire College.

Celia Webber, Chair of the Ellesmere Port Local and Family History Society, says she is delighted that the Ellesmere Port ‘Then and Now’ Exhibition is to be displayed in the Port Arcades. In this busy shopping mall, it will give local people a great opportunity to see for free this extensive photographic exhibition of the Town as it was in the past, alongside comparisons of what it is today. On show earlier this year, as part of the Port Arts Festival, at the National Waterways Museum and West Cheshire College, we’ve seen that it provokes reminiscences with locals exchanging some great memories of the past.

The exhibition will be on display until early July.