Sunday, 5 June 2016

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies summer talks

Forthcoming events this summer from Cheshire Archives and Local Studies (

Monday 13 June
The 1939 register
Find My Past family historian Myko Clelland will explore the 1939 register, one of the biggest family history record sets to be released in recent years.
Crewe Library 5pm
For bookings telephone Crewe Library: 01270 375295

Tues 21-Wed 22 June
Tour of Britain Cheshire
Catch up with us at the cycling village at the Cheshire Show…….
Royal Cheshire Show, Clay House Farm, Knutsford

Saturday 26 June
Changing Spaces of Macclesfield
Meet archivists from the CheshireRecord Office at Macclesfield’s Barnaby Festival. Explore the changing space of Macclesfield through maps, images and documents. See how living,working, worshipping and even parking has changed in Macclesfield over time.
St Michaels Church, Market Place, Macclesfield

Wednesday 29 June
Edwardian Postcards
The Edwardian age was the heyday of the picture postcard which revolutionised communications in the period. This fully illustrated talk will look at what we can learn from the postcards in terms of literacy, social manners and popular taste. Cheshire Record Office 5-6pm

Sat 16 July
Horrible Handwriting 1
Book separate modules or whole course! (parts 1 and 2) 10am-12pm: Introduction £10
1pm-3pm Parish records £10
Cheshire Record Office

Wednesday 27 July
The Sidney Upton Story
The extraordinary story of a Cheshire man’s First World War experiences and two white feathers!
Cheshire Record Office 5-6pm

Wednesday 31 August
Chester and World War One
Guest speaker: Susan Chambers
A look at life in the city for those left behind when the men went off to war...
Cheshire Record Office 5-6pm

Saturday 20 August
Horrible Handwriting 2
Book separate modules or whole course! (parts 3 and 4 ) 10am-12pm: Wills & probate £10
1pm-3pm: Hints, tips and Transcription £10
Cheshire Record Office

Online: or Telephone: 01244 972559

(With thanks to Brian Higgins via email)


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