Member Organisations

Archaeology

Bidston Community Archaeology
bidstoncommunityarchaeology.org.uk
Email:  bidston-community-archaeology@hotmail.co.uk

Big Heritage
bigheritage.co.uk
Email:  info@bigheritage.co.uk
Big Heritage is a non-profit archaeology and heritage outreach service dedicated to engaging people with the past.  The Big Heritage team includes IFA approved professional archaeologists.
Wirral Archaeology


Wirral & North Wales Archaeology




Civic / Amenity Societies

Conservation Areas Wirral
www.cawirral.co.uk
Conservation Areas Wirral is a forum of all Wirral’s 26 Conservation Areas. Established in 2014 it is a voluntary-run organisation with members drawn from all of Wirral’s active Conservation Areas.
Eastham Village Preservation Association
Email:  david.allan132@ntlworld.com
Conservation Area committee for Eastham Village.   Responsible for all matters connected with conservation in Eastham.   See also Eastham Archive Group under Local/Family History
Friends of Egremont
Email:  heartofegremont@btconnect.com
Community and heritage group, providing events and projects in and around the community, with a heritage and historical perspective alongside community focused centre.
Heswall Society
heswallsociety.org.uk
Email:  secretary@heswallsociety.org.uk
The Heswall Society is the local amenity society for Heswall and Gayton, formed just over 50 years ago to stimulate interest in and conserve the heritage of the Parish.
Neston Civic Society
Email:  janet.griffiths.ncs@googlemail.com
Local amenity society concerned with the local environment, planning, architecture and conservation
Oxton Society
theoxtonsociety.co.uk

Conservation society aimed at preserving and enhancing the area and promoting its history
Saughall Massie Village Conservation Area Society
www.saughallmassie.org

The Society exists to promote the well being of the inhabitants within the conservation area with a specific interest in History, Heritage, Environment, Conservation and Planning matters.
Wallasey Civic Society

 
Wirral Society
wirralsociety.net
Protecting the Wirral Peninsula


Historic Places of Worship

Christ Church, Bessborough Road
christchurchbirkenhead.net

Friends of Memorial Church, Liscard

Prenton United Reformed Church
prenton.urc.org.uk
 
St George's UR Church, Thornton Hough
stgeorges-urc.org.uk
 
St Hildeburgh's Church, Stanley Road, Hoylake, CH47 1HL
sthildeburgh.net
Parish Church of Hoylake, Church of England, Diocese of Chester
Ss Peter, Paul & Philomena, 7 Atherton St., New Brighton CH45 9LT
domeofhome.org

The ICKSP runs the Shrine Church of SS Peter, Paul & Philomena according to the latin services of the RC Church under the Bishop of Shrewsbury.  It is the only foundation in England at present doing this and seeks to preserve and promote the religious and cultural heritage.


Industrial / Transport / Maritime Heritage

Bidston Lighthouse
www.bidstonlighthouse.org.uk

Bidston Lighthouse C.I.C. is a not-for-profit company dedicated to preserving Bidston Lighthouse and celebrating its role in the development of telecommunications, lighthouse optics and the Port of Liverpool.
Daniel Adamson Preservation Society danieladamson.co.uk
Email:  chairman@danieladamson.co.uk

Liverpool Nautical Research Society
liverpoolnauticalresearchsociety.org
Email:  info@liverpoolnauticalresearchsociety.org

Maritime Volunteer Service
mvs.org.uk

Merseyside Industrial Heritage Society
www.mihs.org.uk
 
Merseyside Tramway Preservation Society
mtps.co.uk
Email:  mtpsenquiries@yahoo.co.uk
The MTPS manage the Wirral Heritage Tramway which operates from Woodside Ferry every weekend except at Christmas to the Wirral Transport Museum. MTPS manage the tramway on behalf of Wirral Borough Council.
Wirral Heritage Tramway and Transport Museum
Email:  rsjtrams@aol.com
Birkenhead had the first modern street railway in United Kingdom in August 1860. To commemorate this there is a Heritage Tramway and Museum at Taylor Street Birkenhead CH41 1BG  . Open every weekend.
One Borough Group Volunteers
Email:  one.boroughgroup@googlemail.com
Museum: 1 Taylor Street, Birkenhead,
CH41 1BG
The award winning 1BG are volunteers that keep a road fleet of heritage buses fully maintained and mobile on behalf of Wirral Borough Council Museum service.  We support local events.
World Ship Society (Merseyside) Branch
worldshipsociety.org
 


Local / Family History

Bebington Family History Society 
www.fhsc.org.uk/about-the-group-bebington

Birkenhead History Society
www.birkenheadhistorysociety.org.uk
Email:  birkhistsocsec@gmail.com
 
Bromborough Society

Local history and preservation society.  We hold monthly talks during the winter.  
We celebrated our 80th year in 2012/13
Burton & Neston History Society
www.sites.google.com/site/
burtonnestonhistory/home

Email:  bnhsociety@googlemail.com
Research in local history in Neston & Burton areas; book publishing; talks; outings and community events. 
Cheshire Local History Association
cheshirehistory.org.uk
Email:  info@cheshirehistory.org.uk
Cheshire Local History Association is an umbrella organisation which seeks to promote the study of local history, and to look after the interests of local history societies and individual local historians, within all areas which have at any period been part of the County of Cheshire.
Eastham Archives Group
Email:  david.allan132@ntlworld.com
David Allan (Chairman)
0151 327 3576
We collect, store, record and archive all historical material relating to the Parish of Easham including Eastham Ferry & gardens, Eastham Village, Whitby, Childer Thornton, Hooton, Great & Little Sutton and Poole.
Hoylake Historical SocietyClick  here  for details
Relatively Seeking UK
https://relativelyseekinguk.com/
enquiries@relativelyseekinguk.com
Genealogists and Family History Researchers, we offer a wide range of services for those who either don't have the time or are without sufficient knowledge and experience to research fully for themselves or maybe they just need a little extra help finding specific records.
Rock Ferry Local History Research GroupThe group is a study and research organisation which has written two books - The Changing Years a history of Rock Ferry and The Changing Face of Tranmere a history of Tranmere (medieval to modern)
Wallasey Family History Society
www.fhsc.org.uk/about-the-group-wallasey
Email:  irene.birch1@talktalk.net
 
Wallasey Historical Society
http://wallaseyhistoricalsociety.co.uk
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month, from September to April, at Wallasey Central Library, Earlston Road, commencing at 7.30pm.  Please contact for further details. (link)
Wirral Local History Group
Email: genealogymatters@outlook.com
Wirral Local History Group - aims to promote importance of local history education & historical research.  Group currently focusing on the history of Brimstage Village.  Please contact Heather Butler at genealogymatters@outlook.com  for further details.


Museums, Galleries and Heritage Venues

Birkenhead Priory & St Mary's Tower
West Kirby Museum
westkirbymuseum.co.uk
info@westkirbymuseum.co.uk

Fort Perch Rock
fortperchrock.org

Friends of Burton Manor Gardens
burtonmanor.wordpress.com/friends
Charity aimed at restoring, maintaining and ensuring public access to the historic Thomas Mawson designed gardens at Burton Manor - a Grade 2 listed building, previously an adult education centre but now closed and facing an uncertain future.
Friends of Leasowe Lighthouse
leasowelighthouse.co.uk
Email:  info@leasowelighthouse.co.uk

FOLL is a registered charity and oldest Friends group on the Wirral (established 1989) committed to restoring and maintaining the second oldest surviving brick built lighthouse in the world.
Friends of St Georges Hall
stgeorgesliverpool.co.uk
Email:  stgeorgeshall@liverpool.gov.uk
 
Friends of the Ferries  
Friends of Williamson Art Gallery
Email:  williamsonartgallery@wirral.gov.uk
 
Friends of Williamson Tunnels
williamsontunnels.co.uk
Email:  enquiries@williamsontunnels.co.uk
 
Hooton Park Trust
hootonparktrust.co.uk
Email:  info@hootonparktrust.co.uk
 
New Brighton Heritage and Information Centre
www.newbrightonwalrus.org.uk
Click here for information
Port Sunlight Museum
portsunlightvillage.com
 
Tam O'Shanter Urban Farm
tamoshanterfarm.org.uk
Email:  tamoshan@wirral.gov.uk
 
Wirral Archives
click here for website
Email:  archives@wirral.gov.uk
 


Parks, Cemeteries and Open Spaces

Friends of Bidston Hill
bidstonhill.org.uk
Email:  info@bidstonhill.org.uk
The Friends of Bidston Hill are a community group who watch over and assist in the management of Bidston Hill
Friends of Birkenhead Park
 
Friends of Flaybrick Memorial Garden
Friends of Grange Hill
Restore and maintain Memorial Gardens; improve footpaths
Friends of Hilbre
www.deeestuary.co.uk/hilbre
The Friends of Hilbre was formed in 2001 and our membership is approximately 150. Our intention is to help the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral maintain these beautiful islands.
Friends of Hoylake & Meols Gardens & Open Spaces
Friends of Meols Park
friendsofmeolspark.co.uk
Email:  meolspark@hoylake.freeserve.co.uk

Friends of Rake Lane Cemetery
wallaseycemetery.co.uk
Email:  friends@wallaseycemetery.co.uk
We do guided walks of the cemetery and the chapel, research for enquirers and oversee the security of the cemetery.
Friends of Rock Park  
Wirral Footpaths & Open Spaces Preservation Society
wirralfootpaths.org.uk
Email:  info@wirralfootpaths.org.uk
Protecting footpaths and open spaces in the Hundred of Wirral since 1888


Other

610 (County of Chester) Squadron Association
610squadron.com
The Squadron Association exists to promote the memory of the Squadron, its members and achievements during the Battle of Britain, the Second World War and throughout its brief lifespan.
Active Drama Company
activedrama.com
Email:  info@activedrama.com

Birkenhead High School Academy
WW2 Air Raid Shelters
www.birkenheadhigh.gdst.net
WW2 Air Raid Shelters in the grounds of BHSA – fully operational and open for educational and local interest visits.
Bob Dobson Books
Email:  landypublishing@yahoo.co.uk
Deals in secondhand Cheshire-related  books - publishes a catalogue by email. Displays stock at fairs.
Irons in the Fire
Email:  ironsinthefire01@googlemail.com
Historic food display recreating food from the 14th century to the 1940s; with costumed interpretation. We can also provide a military interpretation when and where appropriate.
Liverpool Heritage Forum  
Mayer Community Heritage Centre
Rob Wood 0151 608 0026
 
New Brighton Resident Association  
Old Parkonians Association
oldparkonians.org.uk
Email:  info@oldparkonians.org.uk
 
Old Postcards
www.oldpostcards4sale.co.uk
Email: oldpostcards@btinternet.com
Vintage postcards of the UK and other countries for sale online. Established 2004, with a special interest in Wirral.
Projected Picture Trust - North West
St Paul's Operatic Society
stpaulsoperatic.com
 
Star Yachts Appreciation Society
www.birkenheadstaryachts.co.uk
info@birkenheadstaryachts.co.uk
Our aim is to produce the biggest collection of information on Birkenhead Star Yachts from the very early days, through its heydays until the Marion Street factory closure, maybe beyond and to make it available to Star Yacht enthusiasts, owners and the public.
Swan Movie Makers Wirral
swanmoviemakerswirral.org.uk
Email: webmaster@swanmoviemakerswirral.org.uk
 
Travellers Through Time
travellersthroughtime.co.uk
Email: travellersthroughtime@gmail.com
Travellers Through Time provides dynamic history workshops and talks to schools, museums and heritage/social organisations.
University of the 3rd Age (Wirral U3A)
u3asites.org.uk/wirral

U3A is a national organisation for retired and semi-retired people who want to carry on learning as well as making new friends in a wide range of interest groups.
Wallaseyans' Club
Email:  davidharvey2@hotmail.com
 
West Kirby Light Opera Society
wklos.org.uk
Email:  william.seabury@yahoo.co.uk
 
Western Front Association, Merseyside
Email:  threllers2000@yahoo.co.uk
 
Wirral Ancient Egypt Society
waes.org.uk
Email:  secretary@waes.org.uk
 
Wirral Postcard Club
hobbyist.co.uk/postcards/wirralpc
Monthly meetings.  Not just postcards.
Wirhalh Skip Felagr
www.wirralvikings.org.uk
Wirhalh Skip Felagr focuses primarily upon the Hiberno Norse Vikings who settled the Wirral in 902AD.
We also portray other cultures from the beginning of the Viking invasion in 793AD to beyond the Norman Conquest in 1066AD.