This has helped the County Record Office to buy archival material of all types relating to Warwickshire’s history over the past 1,000 years. This includes fascinating manuscripts, printed books, photographs, maps and ephemera, as well as machine-readable databases for family historians.

Essential equipment provided by the Friends includes a document weighing machine, a map cabinet, display screens, and a slide projector.

We have also given:

  • £3,000 towards the furnishing of the readers’ tea room in the renovated Record Office.

  • £4,000 towards the purchase of indexes of Births, Marriages and Deaths from the General Register Office.

  • £1,500 towards a leaf casting machine for the conservation department.

  • £2,000 towards the purchase of the estate records of Waller of Woodcote.

  • £5,000 towards the purchase of the Willes collection.

For recent purchases: Items Purchased