Archives and local history

Research services

We offer a full research service if you are unable to visit us in person/ This includes:

  • Routine enquiries about archives and local studies services. This includes questions about opening hours, making bookings and the availability of certain sources. There is no charge for this service.
  • Requests for photocopies or transcripts, for example, extracts from books, pamphlets, newspapers and journals. There is a charge for this service. The cost includes the cost of the copies, staff time and postage.
  • Requests for research into original documents. There is a charge for this service and an estimate of the research charges can be given in advance. This research may include staff searching through:
    • archival documents
    • books
    • pamphlets
    • newspapers and journals
    • subject histories
    • biographies
    • parish registers
    • census
    • microfilms

Research services fees and charges

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