Introduction To The Association

The Cheshire Local History Association was formed in 1998 to continue and extend the activities of what used to be known as the County Palatine of Chester Local History Committee of the Cheshire Community Council.

The Local History Association is principally a gathering of history societies, academic institutions, record depositories and local authority supporters who have an interest in the preservation and wider understanding of the history of the ancient County Palatine. Membership is available to all such organisations whether or not they are within the modern county boundary. Constituent bodies are entitled to send a representative to the quarterly meetings of the Association which are held at Cheshire Archives and Local Studies or at a venue elsewhere in the county. Membership is also available to interested individuals wherever they may live and they too are invited to attend the quarterly meetings.

The Association has the support and sponsorship of the Cheshire Archives and Local Studies Service which ensures that the organisation has the professional backing to allow it to flourish.

Members of the Executive Committee


Vice Chairman       

Honorary Secretary       
    Jean Fortune

Honorary Treasurer       
    Jonathan Pepler

Honorary Editor 'Cheshire History'       
    Graeme White

Associate Editor       
    Sharon Varey

Honorary Minutes Secretary       

Honorary Website Editor       
    Mike Curtis

Social Media Editor       
    Linda Clarke

Executive Members
    Bob Burgess
    Aileen Thompson  
    Hazel Pryor
    Brian Higgins
    Valda McDonald
    Dave Day

Ex-Officio Members
    Cheshire Archives and Local Studies Manager, Paul Newman
    Past Chairman, Linda Webb

Re vacancies:  temporary arrangements are in place