GUIDES AND RESOURCES
- Guide: Access Ancestry from Home using your Trafford Libraries Account
- 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
- Trafford History Trails
In 1984, Trafford Library Services launched the Tell Me a Story competition, inviting readers to write about their experiences of life in Altrincham and the surrounding districts in the early and middle parts of the twentieth century. A number of these accounts are held in the Local Studies’ archives. Contributors to the competition came from a cross-section of socio-economic backgrounds – some from the comfortable middle class, others from very poor families.
The following are the combined reminiscences of Peggy Sumner, C.B. Naylor, Irene Rogerson, Doris Jones, G. Harrop and Harold Dickens.
(Where prices are quoted, s and d refer to pre-decimalisation shillings and pence.)
The writers’ detailed recollections give us a great picture of early twentieth century Altrincham. Have you considered recording your memories of the local area?