- LOCAL STUDIES & ARCHIVE CENTRE
GUIDES & RESOURCES
- Interactive map: Trafford Blue Plaques
- The First World War in Trafford - Research Database
- Trafford History Trails
- Guide: Research your British Ancestors using Ancestry
- Guide: Research your Caribbean Ancestors using Ancestry
- Guide: Research your Irish Ancestors using Ancestry
- Guide: Research the History of your House
- Guide: Organising your Family History Research
- Guide: Understanding census records
- 'Get to Know Your Grandparent(s)!' Children's Interview Activity Sheet
'Happy and Glorious': Celebrating H.M. the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
This year we are celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with a number of exciting projects: alongside displays in some of Trafford's local libraries, we have a new display in Local Studies, which shows the ways each of our towns celebrated previous Jubilees and Coronations from the 1860s to the present day. We've also created 32 lamppost signs to go on display in Trafford's neighbourhoods. Each of the signs is unique, and illustrates a historical photograph from our archive collection.
Finally, this digital exhibition brings all of these projects together. For those in our audiences who cannot visit Local Studies in person, 'Happy and Glorious' highlights the records and objects in our permanent collection related to historic, royal celebrations. It also includes a number of images found on the lamppost signs across Trafford.
We invite you to browse our collections and exhibits, then visit our 'Contribute' page to show how you have celebrated this year's Jubilee! The images, videos, or stories you contribute will be added to our 2022 Platinum Jubilee Archive Collection.
This project was generously supported by the National Archives' Archives Testbed Fund.