Since the publication of the first volume of Transactions in 1849, over 160 editions of our journal have been published

This represents a considerable and influential body of scholarly material on the history of the two counties. Some of the articles published in the nineteenth-century volumes now constitute primary sources for certain aspects of the history of Lancashire and Cheshire.

All volumes of the journal from volume 1 issued in 1849 for the 1848-49 session up to and including volume 157 for 2008 have been digitised, and can be browsed below, or searched from this page.

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  • Vol 167 (2018)
    Topics covered in this volume range across both counties over the centuries. The cover image of ‘Lancaster Castle from churchyard’ is reproduced by kind permission of TuckDB Postcards.
  • Vol 166 (2017)
    This volume of our Journal was produced by our new editor, Bertie Dockerill, it includes the HSLC Master’s Dissertation Prizewinner for 2016 together with a variety of articles, mostly covering topics from modern Lancashire history
  • Vol 165 (2016)
    This volume was edited for us on this occasion by Alan Crosby and articles cover the history of both counties from late medieval to modern times
  • Vol 164 (2015)
    This cover image from the volume is of Baffler's Ford on the River Lune
  • Vol 163 (2014)
    The articles in this volume once again cover a wide range of geographical areas and time periods
  • Vol 162 (2013)
    This sketch of Bebington church in the 14th century comes from volume 49 of our Transactions for 1897
  • Burdett's 1777 Survey
    'A Survey of the County Palatine of Chester by P P Burdett, 1777' reprinted in facsimile with an introduction by J B Harley and P Laxton, occasional series volume 1, published in 1974
  • 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 161 (2012)
    All the papers in this volume cover Lancashire topics
  • Star Chamber, Leasowe Castle
    Leasowe Castle is thought to have been built in about 1593 by Ferdinando, 5th earl of Derby. After the demolition of the old Exchequer Buildings at Westminster in 1836 some of the oak panelling from Star Chamber was used to panel the room shown in the photograph .
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