A MYSTERY photograph of an unknown library has been discovered in the county archives.

Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC) librarians are appealing to residents to help them find out which branch library it is.

Staff found the picture while sorting through old photographs with officers from Cheshire’s Record Office while preparing for National Libraries’ Day on February 8.

Clr Lynn Riley, executive member for localities, said: “February 8 is an annual event celebrating the diversity of libraries and reinforcing their role as a focal point in their local communities.

“The mystery photo was found in a box which contained many old library photos but this one cannot be identified.

“It is thought that it is a scene from an old Cheshire West library but it could be from further afield in east Cheshire, or even Wirral, Halton or Warrington, from the days when these areas were part of Cheshire County Council.

“If you recognise the library or the people in the photo please let us know and we can make sure that it is displayed in the correct library and also take a new photo if we can trace any of the people too.”

For more information email carol.maplesden@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk or visit cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/residents/libraries.aspx Libraries will be holding various events on February 8, including coffee mornings and craft activities.