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Explore a new side of Wirral this Local History Month

Join Wirral Libraries this April by digging into the rich history of our borough, as they host a four-week celebration of the past for Local History Month.

Running from April 1-29, history enthusiasts are invited to enjoy a range of free special events held across Wirral, including a talk on the iconic ship builders of Cammell Laird at St James Library on April 29, and a talk on Victorian Wirral at Wallasey Village Library on April 16.

Enthusiasts can also marvel at thousands of local photographs at Birkenhead Reference Library, and explore the legacy of renowned railway builder Thomas Brassey at a talk in Birkenhead Central Library on April 29.

The programme also extends to Liverpool and Chester, featuring talks on the ‘Journey Over the Water’ at Bebington Library, and the Viking siege of Chester at Wallasey Central Library.

Special events such as these coincide with our Borough of Culture year for 2019, as we showcase the best of what Wirral has to offer as a place of cultural significance and beauty. Supported by Imagine Wirral, 2019 sees the borough embark on a year-long voyage of activities - inspired by discovery, exploration and the great outdoors.

Cllr Phillip Brightmore, Wirral’s Cabinet Member for Culture, said: “Once again, Wirral Libraries have put together a fantastic programme of events to celebrate our unique and interesting past. I hope people from Wirral and beyond get together to enjoy this special series of talks, and make use of the historical resources our libraries have to offer.”’

All events are free, and priority will be given to ticket holders.

Tickets and the full programme of events can be found at www.wirrallibraries.eventbrite.co.uk. Tickets can also be obtained at event locations.

Further information available at www.wirral.gov.uk/libraries.