People of Chester asked to trace scene of mystery photo


Staff reporter (Chester First)

THE people of Chester are being asked to help trace the library where a mystery photo was taken.

Cheshire West and Chester Council librarians discovered the photo of a branch library when sorting through old photographs alongside staff from Cheshire’s record office.

The photo was discovered as staff were preparing for National Libraries’ Day on February 8 and were sifiting through old memorabilia in order to put them on display.

Cllr Lynn Riley, executive member for localities, said: “February 8 is an annual event celebrating the diversity of libraries and reinforcing their role as a focal point in their local communities.

“The mystery photo was found in a box which contained many old library photos but this one cannot be identified.

“It is thought it is a scene from an old Cheshire West library but it could be from further afield in east Cheshire, or even Wirral, Halton or Warrington, from the days when these areas were part of Cheshire County Council. If you recognise the library or the people in the photo please let us know and we can make sure that it is displayed in the correct library and also take a new photo if we can trace any of the people too.”

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Libraries will be holding various events on February 8, including coffee mornings and craft activities.

See full story in the Chester Leader

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