The History Society doesn't like to keep original documents that are over 20 or so years old, so every now and then I hand things in at Chester where we know they will be preserved and are available for inspection (unless they hold personal information in which case the 100 years rule might apply) at any time by anybody. Items are usually photographed or scanned before so that we have the information safe.
I have just given them a map of Burleydam, drawn by a vicar in the 1930s and updated by his successor which has the names of the occupiers written by the houses. Also an Audlem Coronation celebration programme of 1953 and an Audlem Queen's silver jubilee programme of 1977.
If anyone has original items that they worry about storing or no longer want, I would be happy to provide them with a copy if required and to take the original to Chester.
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