Cheshire Archives & Local Studies Service

Cheshire Record Office, Duke Street
Chester CH1 1RL

The Service collects and preserves historical records relating to both the ancient and modern county of Cheshire, the diocese and the city of Chester. It makes the records available for study free of charge by members of the public.

Chester History & Heritage

St Michael's Church, Bridge Street Row
Chester CH1 1NW

Chester History & Heritage is a local & family history resource centre sited in the heart of Chester. We offer free internet access via the popular People's Network and operate a family history advice service provided by research group experts - again - free to all customers.

Football & the First World War

3 Standingwood Road Ellesmere Port
Ellesmere Port CH65 3AG

The Football and the First World War Centenary Project is working in partnership with the National Football Museum and the Institute of Education's Legacy 110 programme to create a comprehensive and detailed record of association football during the Great War.

Silk Museum

Heritage Centre
Macclesfield SK11 6UT

The Silk Museum within the Heritage Centre follows the story of silk from its origins in China, along the silk route to Britain and its establishment in Macclesfield. An award winning audio-visual presentation tells of the development of the industry in the town from the perspective of various people involved in the silk industry. The story of silk comes to an end as we consider how silk is used in fashion. Costume, textiles and accessories from both the 19th and 20th century help to show how silk is used for some of the most important occasions in both the social calendar and family life.

Tatton Park - National Trust

Tatton Park
Knutsford WA16 6SG

Magnificent estate with mansion, grand garden, deer park, farm and Tudor old hall. * Neo-Classical mansion, home to a grand array of antiques and furniture * Fine Victorian arboretum, including a fernery, orangery and Japanese garden.

Trafford Local Studies Centre

Sale Library, Sale Waterside
Sale M33 7ZF

The Local Studies Centre collects and preserves material relating to the towns and rural areas which now make up the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford. In addition to general local history material, the library also houses a great deal of information which is of interest to anyone researching his or her own family tree.

Waterways Archive (CRT), The

Canal and River Trust, National Waterways Museum, South Pier Road
Ellesmere Port CH65 4FW

Archive Collection for British Waterways (now Canal & River Trust) and private collections initiated by The Boat Museum, Ellesmere Port;The Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne and National Waterways Museum, Gloucester Covers mainly early 1700s to late 1900s. Also specialist Canal interest library.