Petty sessions (a magistrate's court) was responsible for business licenses including public houses, off licences, beerhouses, social clubs, clubs, money lenders and billiards.
We hold a good set of licensing records for the Borough or City of Manchester from 1869 to 2005. Search the archives catalogue to see what's available.
These records only cover the area of the Borough or City of Manchester (as it was at the time).
We also hold court records.