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.

Many volumes of the journal have been digitised, and can be browsed below, or searched from this page. More volumes will be added over the coming weeks and months.

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  • 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
  • Vol 148 (1998)
    The Roman North-West - Tudor and Stuart Stockport - River Alt - Peterloo Massacre - Urban Water Supply in Victorian Bolton - Irish Nationalist and Labour politics in Liverpool
  • Vol 147 (1997)
    The 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Society was marked by a specially-commissioned series of six lectures, reproduced in this volume
  • Vol 146 (1996)
    Braddyll family of Whalley - Lord Willoughby of Parham - The Earle Collection - WW2 and Bolton - Recent Work on Lancashire and Cheshire - Paintings of Liverpool - Blackburn Nonconformity
  • Vol 145 (1995)
    Coal in South-West Lancashire - Monastic buildings at Chester - Samuel Peploe - Executions and the Press - Lytham-St. Annes - Darwen Football Club - Militancy and the Liverpool W.S.P.U.- Joseph Valens of Liverpool - Constitution of the Society
  • Vol 144 (1994)
    The twentieth century does not figure in this volume and there is a marked concentration of papers relating to the early-modern period. Cheshire is also paid more attention than usual
  • Vol 143 (1993)
    The papers in this volume lean strongly towards the history of Liverpool in the nineteenth century - five of them originated at a conference on 'Public Health on Merseyside' held independently of the Society in 1991
  • Hall i' th' Wood from the North-East
    This early 16th-century timber-framed manor house in Bolton, Lancashire, is now used as a museum.
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