Our Archives and Local Studies service is built on curiosity, every year we respond to thousands of enquiries, in person, by telephone, post and email from curious people - all wondering who? When? Why? Where?

We are able to answer these questions thanks to the remarkable collections covering 1000 years of Cheshire history that we collect and care for. We make our collections of archives and local studies material available for study, for all and for free, at the Cheshire Record Office and at libraries across the region.

We know from open day feedback how curious people are in the work happening behind the scenes, with our blog you don't have to visit us in person to share in our collections, unusual enquiries and records that capture the imagination.

We will be welcoming contributions from staff, volunteers and visitors at the Record Office and colleagues working in reference libraries across the region. We also welcome your contributions whether comments, clarifications or questions about blog articles.

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies is a shared service of Cheshire West & Chester and Cheshire East Councils based at the Cheshire Record Office, Duke Street, Chester. We also deliver the archive service for Halton and Warrington boroughs.

You can find out more about our service and search our collections at our website and are welcome to contact us.