Wallasey Historical Society


Wallasey Historical Society was set up in 1969 by Eric Irving, then Wallasey’s Chief Librarian. Its objects are to stimulate and encourage the study of the History of Wallasey and District by means of discussions, lectures and research.

The Society organises a lively annual series of talks and visits, details of which are given below. In 2010, the Society, in association with Wirral Borough Council, published a book entitled ‘Hopps Around Wallasey’, an annotated selection of paintings of old Wallasey by local artist Harold Hopps (1879-1963), which is available from Wallasey Central Library.

The Society has a current membership of around 150. New members are always welcome at any of the meetings. The annual subscription is £5.  For further information contact Terry Edgar 0151 638 9075, terryedgar@hotmail.com

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month, from September to April, at Wallasey Central Library, Earlston Road, commencing at 7.30 pm.


PROGRAMME OF TALKS

2017/18

Thursday 14th September 2017

EARLY FLIGHT IN WIRRAL

Colin Schroeder

Lecturer

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Thursday 12th October 2017

HISTORY OF LEASOWE CASTLE

Elizabeth Davey

Historian and Author

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Thursday 9th November 2017

THE CHALICE, A MORETON WAR MEMORIAL

Ann Muller

Lecturer and Researcher 

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Thursday 14th December 2017

MORE SEASONAL ENTERTAINMENT

Angus Tilston M.B.E

Film Historian

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Thursday 11th January 2018

HOPPS AROUND WIRRAL

Cohn Simpson

Principal Museums Officer for Wirral

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Thursday 8th February 2018

LIVERPOOL’S OVERHEAD RAILWAY

Gavin Hunter

Archivist and Lecturer

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Thursday 8th March 2018

THE ANDERTON BOAT LIFT

Dave Thomas

Lecturer