Online forms unavailable

Due to essential maintenance, some of our online forms will be unavailable on Sunday 22 April from 8am to 5pm. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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