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

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
theheswallsociety.org.uk
Email:  info@theheswallsociety.org.uk
Carolyn Eddowes (Secretary)
0151 342 5066
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
oxtonsociety.org.uk
Email:  alantchape@hotmail.co.uk
Conservation society aimed at preserving and enhancing the area and promoting its history
Saughall Massie Village Conservation Area Society
www.saughallmassie.org
Email:  petergillianbolt1@btinternet.com
Peter Bolt (Secretary)
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
Email:  andrew.haslam@live.co.uk

Friends of Memorial Church, Liscard

Prenton United Reformed Church
prenton.urc.org.uk
 
Save Our Unique Landmark

St George's UR Church
st-georges-urc.com
Email:  john@jholdershaw.freeserve.co.uk
 
St Hildeburgh's Church, Stanley Road, Hoylake, CH47 1HL
sthildeburgh.org
Email:  peter.surridge@talktalk.net
Peter Surridge, hon publicity officer
2 Woodland Avenue, Meols CH47 5BA
0151 632 5507 or 0777 851 7759
Parish Church of Hoylake, Church of England, Diocese of Chester
Ss Peter, Paul & Philomena, 7 Atherton St., New Brighton CH45 9LT
domeofhome.org
Email:  the5archers@ntlworld.com

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
Stephen Pickles
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
mihs.org.uk
Email:  mv@malcolmverity.com
 
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
Phil Hales (Driver/Conductor and tour guide)
Museum: 1 Taylor Street, Birkenhead,
CH41 1BG;     Norman Moore  07973 669431
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
Email:  Philip_a_welsh@yahoo.com
 


Local / Family History

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

Birkenhead Family History Society
Janet Cooper 0151 652 6755
Hold monthly meetings and help desks to help people with their research into their Family History and Heritage.
Bromborough Society
Email:  judithbeastall@hotmail.com
Judith Beastall (Chairman)
0151 334 9467
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
Robert Thrift  (Publicity Officer)
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 Society

 
Rock Ferry Local History Research Group

The 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)
West Wirral Family History Group
www.fhsc.org.uk/about-the-group-westwirral
 
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
Email:  d.darroch@ntlworld.com

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
Rosemary Quinn (Secretary)
0151 353 0861
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 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
Diane Robinson
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
Victoria Doran, Secretary, 0151 345 3816
Protecting footpaths and open spaces in the Hundred of Wirral since 1888


Other

610 (County of Chester) Squadron Association
610squadron.com
Email:  michael-lewis@zen.co.uk
Michael Lewis (Chairman)   01244 373551
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
Email:  e.owen@birkhs.gdst.net
WW2 Air Raid Shelters in the grounds of BHSA – fully operational and open for educational and local interest visits.
Blast From the Past  
Bob Dobson Books
Email:  landypublishing@yahoo.co.uk
01253 886103
Deals in secondhand Cheshire-related  books - publishes a catalogue by email. Displays stock at fairs.
Countyvise Limited
countyvise.co.uk
0151 647 3333
 
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
0151 632 1463
 
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
Email: derekadams1@outlook.com
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
0151 651 2091
 
Wirral Ancient Egypt Society
waes.org.uk
Email:  secretary@waes.org.uk
 
Wirral Postcard Club
hobbyist.co.uk/postcards/wirralpc
billcyn@sky.com
Bill Johnstone
0151 327 6501
Monthly meetings.  Not just postcards.