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July 2022

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Crewe Do You Think You Are? 

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Have you ever wanted to know more about your family’s past? Or maybe fancied finding out who lived in your house before you did? Perhaps you wanted to know what Crewe looked like 100 years ago?

‘Crewe Do You Think You Are’, running on Tuesday 9 August, between 11am and 3pm, at Crewe Library, is your chance to dig into the past! At this drop-in event staff from Cheshire Archives and Local Studies and Crewe Library will be on hand to help you find out what you want to know. The Family History Society of Cheshire Crewe group will also be in attendance. Further details can be found on our website.


Experience the working week!

We usually look forward to hosting 2 or 3 school students to experience working with us every summer, and this year they were back. One of them, a student from Tarporley High School has written a blog article for us.  Archie’s Archives Experience is an account of his week, and it shows a little of what goes on behind the scenes at Cheshire Record Office.  Read his blog here.

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The Summer holidays start here!

We are marking the start of the Summer holidays with a fascinating collection of photographs from Cheshire and beyond.  A new article features early camping trips, luxury overseas travel in the 1900s, traditional British seaside breaks and more.  Read it now here. 



Team updates

We’d like to thank all our volunteers who completed our annual volunteer survey last month. The survey helps us to identify which parts of our volunteer programme are working well and which areas could be improved upon. This year we also asked whether volunteers were happy with our response to the pandemic, and if they have anything in particular that they’d like to see in our new history centres.  

The great news was that all of the volunteers said that they enjoy volunteering with us and would recommend it to a friend.   



Searchroom Saturdays

On the 21st May we had our first Saturday opening since 2019. We will be trialling further Saturday openings throughout the year to see if this is still popular with our customers. The next scheduled Saturday will be 17th September, with 19th November to follow.

Our most recent Saturday opening was on July 16th and was very well attended. Michael, one of our Archive Assistants, was kept busy on reception! Please contact us for further details or to book a session.



Heritage Open Days

We’ll be taking part in Heritage Open Days, and the Record Office will be open to the public on Saturday 10th September. There will be displays, behind-the-scenes tours, and our expert team on hand to talk to. This year’s theme is all about celebrating our rich history of invention, industry, and innovation. Further details can be found on the Heritage Open Days website.