An early 17th Century medical recipe book containing a panacea for the ‘Pestilence' or Plague is among an exhibition of priceless treasures being staged by the Cheshire Record Office. The tiny tome, lists a family's home-spun remedies for conditions ranging from the ‘tooth-ache', the ‘running gout that burneth', and a ‘sore legge' to a ‘treacle to destroy all manners of poisons' between 1620 and 1760.

The Record Office is to hold an open day at its Duke Street headquarters in Chester from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, July 23rd.

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