The Land Trust is inviting people the chance to explore Port Sunlight River Park and Bromborough, as part of the Heritage Open Days festival, a free four-day celebration of history and culture from September 7-10.
Guided walk: Find out how Port Sunlight River Park was created on a guided walk led by Biffa, the company responsible for the former landfill site, and Autism Together, the local charity that carries out the day-to-day management of the park. The walk is 2.5miles on gentle slopes.
Guided tour: Head down to Bromborough Pool for tours around the Grade 2 Listed buildings of the school, church and Giles Shirley Hall. Visitors will also be able to find out about plans for the Port Sunlight River Park Heritage Visitor Centre.
Archaeology event: Visit Bromborough Pool Garden Centre to find out about archaeological excavations in the area and see some of the artefacts. As well as learning about future excavation plans, visitors will be able to find out from Big Heritage about the Heritage Lottery Funded grant, in partnership with the Land Trust and Autism Together, to interpret the area’s history.
Discovering Bromborough talk: Find out about this interpreting the past project during a talk at Giles Shirley Hall. Places must be booked by calling 0151 643 1359.
Guided walk: Discovr Bromborough Pool – the first industrial garden village. 2-mile walk is mostly on pavements includes a visit to the Old Courthouse site which may be muddy.