University of Chester 175th anniversary gala dinner

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chester, Professor Tim Wheeler, with Marilyn Wheeler, the H

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chester, Professor Tim Wheeler, with Marilyn Wheeler, the High Sheriff of Cheshire Bill Holroyd, and Andrew Miller (former MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston) and Fran Miller - Credit: Archant

A sumptuous gala dinner was hosted by the University of Chester as the culmination of its 175th anniversary year celebrations.

The Parkgate Road Campus in Chester was transformed into a red carpet venue for 340 guests for a lively evening which concluded with fireworks.

Honorary graduates present included BBC TV presenter Dr Louise Minchin and alumni The Singh Twins, Dr Amrit and Dr Rabindra Singh. The gala dinner was followed by a staff ball over two nights.