Key announcements

Our council tax and benefits online systems and forms may be unavailable on Saturday 21 May between 8am and 2pm due to planned maintenance. Details of how to offer support to Ukraine residents fleeing war, and where to find information and advice are on our City of Sanctuary webpage

Archive collections

Our archive collections include:

  • Records of the City Council and urban district councils
  • Poor law unions
  • Court records: quarter and petty sessions
  • Coroners inquests
  • Wills
  • Hospital Records
  • Education and school records
  • Building plan indexes and plans
  • Parish and non-conformist records
  • Deeds, manorial and estate papers
  • Business records
  • Personal and family papers
  • Records of clubs, societies and charities
  • Photographs
  • Letters and diaries
  • Maps and plans
  • Drawings and watercolours, prints and engravings
  • Oral history recordings
  • Trade catalogues
  • Theatre programmes
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