The Society is a charity which exists for educational purposes to promote the study of any aspect of the history of the Palatine counties of Lancashire and Cheshire.

The aims of the Society are achieved principally through public lectures and the publication of an annual volume of Transactions. The Constitution of the Society is published in volume 145 of Transactions for 1996.

Articles published in Transactions, a peer reviewed journal, reflect recent high quality research and scholarship on the two counties.

About the Society Membership


  • African Slave Trade
    'Liverpool, the African Slave Trade and Abolition' edited by Roger Anstey and P E H Hair, occasional series volume 2, enlarged edition published in 1989
  • vol 150 (2000)
    Articles on the Irish and Scots communities on Merseyside together with estate tenants in south-west Lancashire, cholera in Wallasey, the Woodchurch controversy and Cheshire Presbyterianism in the 1650s plus a note on two Celtic names in Lancashire
  • Vol 149 (1999)
    Alice Spencer, Countess Dowager of Derby - Pennine 'Parish Gentry' - Port of Liverpool - George Canning - Liverpool Cotton Market - Cheshire Migrants to Australia - Irish in Ashton-under-Lyne

Forthcoming Events

Membership includes a regular Newsletter featuring news and information about our Society and region.

Recent Newsletters

An annual grant scheme is now available through which awards will be made to successful applicants in order to help achieve the society’s objectives.

Available Grants

The Society’s reference library is housed at the Liverpool Record Office, and is available for consultation by members of the Society and the public.

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