Cheshire

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Cheshire showing the unitary authorities:
1 Cheshire West and Chester
2 Cheshire East
3 Warrington
4 Halton
Cheshire. also known as the County Palatine of Chester, is a county in north-west England.

There is no county council; local government functions are carried out by four unitary authorities:

LGBT History

Cheshire Cheese provides news and information for LGBT people living in the county.[1]

Talk on Cheshire homosexual offences in the 1950s
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Alan Turing lived in Wilmslow, Cheshire. In 1952 Turing's charges of gross indecency were tried at the Cheshire Quarter Sessions in Knutsford. In 2017 Chris Waters gave a keynote talk about his research into male homosexual offences in Cheshire in the 1950s at the Queer Lives Past and Present Conference [2].

Cheshire Archives and Local Studies holds a collection of records collated by a Heritage Lottery project called 'From Prejudice to Pride'[3].

References

  1. http://www.cheshirecheese.org.uk/
  2. Held at Birkbeck College, London
  3. A year in the archives 2018' leaflet produced by The National Archives.. The project was run by Body Positive Cheshire and North Wales