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Directories

  1. We have street directories dating from the 1770s.

  2. What's available

    These directories are on microfilm at Central Library. Years marked with:

     Manchester

    1772, 1773, 1781, 1788*, 1794, 1797, 1800, 1802, 1804, 1808, 1809, 1811, 1813, 1814, 1815, 1817, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1824, 1825, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1832, 1836, 1838, 1841, 1843, 1845, 1848, 1850, 1851, 1852*, 1855*, 1856, 1858, 1860, 1861, 1863, 1865, 1869, 1871, 1872, 1874, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1881, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, 1887, 1888, 1889, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895* †, 1896, 1897, 1898, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1903, 1904, 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929*, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1945, 1948, 1951, 1954, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969.

    Lancashire

    1818, 1820, 1824*, 1828*, 1829, 1834*, 1843, 1844, 1845, 1848*, 1851, 1855*, 1856, 1858, 1864, 1869*, 1872, 1873, 1876, 1879, 1881, 1887, 1888, 1890, 1892, 1909, 1913*, 1918.

    Cheshire

    1850, 1851, 1860, 1864, 1865, 1874, 1878, 1886, 1888, 1890, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1896, 1906, 1914, 1923, 1928, 1934, 1939.

    Derbyshire (some also include Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Rutland): 1855, 1863, 1864, 1874, 1884, 1891.

  3. How to access

    The directories can be viewed at Central Library, cabinet 12, no appointment needed. Ask a member of staff if you need help.

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