Cheshire Image Bank

Blue Posts InnThe Image Bank is a collection of digital images of photographs, postcards, prints, slides and negatives, all related to Cheshire. Coverage is not confined to the current administrative county but includes anywhere that lies (or once lay) within the county boundary. The original sources are either held in the collections of Chester History and Heritage, in the collections held by Cheshire Archives and Local Studies, or they have been kindly loaned to us by our users.

Over 21,000 images can be viewed online and new material is regularly being added to the database.  It is easy to search the site and you can also browse our “Popular Collections” sets. An ‘Add’ button next to zoomed images on the site lets you add any information you have about any of the images, or to correct any errors.

Copies of images from the Chester History & Heritage collections can either be ordered on the main Cheshire Image Bank website, or from Chester History and Heritage on 01244 972210 or

Chester Postmen 1910