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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

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].


  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