Dr Rebecca Andrew, Senior Lecturer in History at the University, will be joined on Saturday November 12 by experts from Cheshire Archives and Local Studies to look at how the Browns family shaped modern Chester.

Browns of Chester was famous not only for its fashions but the store itself, holding a significant place in retail history. However, the Browns legacy in Chester is far more than a shop.

Come along and view a pop-up exhibition in the search room, explore items from the archive, and hear actors bring the story of the Browns family and the shop to life with performances based on the new Browns collection.

You will find out about nationally-significant ‘breakthroughs’ the Browns family were involved in across the City, such as transport, energy, and politics, as well as retail. Do you have a connection to Browns of Chester? Perhaps you’re interested in finding out how the history of the shop intertwines with that of the City?

Either book online or by calling the Record Office on 01244 972574.

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