News & Notices

Notice posted 9 April 2021


Wirral History and Heritage Fair


Due to Covid-19, the Wirral History and Heritage Association was unable to hold its annual History Fair in March 2021. It had been hoped that the Fair might have taken place in the autumn of 2021 it has now been decided to cancel the 2021 Fair outright and provisionally plan to hold the 2022 Fair at its usual time in March.


We will be sad not to see you all at the Fair this year but we hope that by the spring of 2022 the vaccination programme will have allowed WHHA to resume its normal activities.

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Notice posted 6 April 2021

Cheshire Record Office to re-open


Plans to reopen Cheshire Record Office to the public have been approved. From Tuesday 13th April, the Office will be open

Tuesday, 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm

Friday, 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4pm

To help manage numbers in the public searchroom, all visits and documents must be booked in advance. Arrangements for visiting are described in detail here: Visiting us (cheshirearchives.org.uk). These arrangements have been developed in line with Government and local Public Health guidance and will be kept under regular review. Changes will be announced on the Archives website and via social media.

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Notice posted 27 March 2021

Request from Birkenhead Park:-

We are currently undertaking a number of surveys and consultations with the Park’s visitors, to engage with our local communities, and thus better respond to their specific needs. As a first step, we designed an online visitor survey, and we would be very grateful if you could share it on community groups and forums. We would like to reach the greatest number of visitors (and potential visitors). Here is the link to the survey: https://forms.office.com/r/m7E01zkkhB ; and here is the link to our website that links to the survey: Visitor experience (birkenheadpark1847.com)

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Notice posted 8 January 2021


Due to Covid-19, Wirral History and Heritage Association is unable to hold the Fair in March 2021. We very much hope that the vaccination programme which has started will eventually lead to a situation in which we will be able to resume our normal activities. If it becomes possible, we hope that the Fair may take place later in the year, but it is unlikely to be before the autumn. Any updates will be posted on this website.

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Notice posted 6 January 2021

Wirral Council has announced its Budget 2021 Consultation. One option is the closure of the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum. The discussion document is available here. Residents are invited to Have Your Say. The consultation ends on 22 January 2021.

A petition 'Keep The Williamson Art Gallery Open' is available on change.org

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Notice posted 21 December 2020

Local history speakers "The Dusty Teapot" announced that they can give their presentations by Zoom, if wanted.

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Notice posted 5 November 2020

Statement from Cheshire Archives and Local Studies - "The Record Office is closed from today, in line with the new restrictions agreed in Parliament yesterday. We have had to close the public searchroom, but other services remain operational so we will still be responding to research requests and email enquiries, although in some cases there may be a slight delay in replying. Online services are unaffected. At present this closure is until December 2nd. We will be using social media and the archives website as the primary means of communicating any updates."

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Notice posted August 2020

Wallasey Historical Society puts its Glass Slides Collection online

Wallasey Historical Society has over 1500 glass slides of which over 1000 have been converted to digital images which the Society has placed on its revamped website. They mainly, but not exclusively, show Wallasey scenes. The collection is free to view and many of the images can be purchased as prints.

View them at www.wallaseyhistoricalsociety.co.uk/the-glass-slides-collection

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Notice posted November 2019

News about Cheshire Archives and Local Studies:-

The excellent CALS tithe maps website has improved even further with a complete redesign. However the address for it has changed - it is now https://maps.cheshireeast.gov.uk/tithemaps/

Some of the pages of the CALS website have changed addresses. The homepage is at http://www.cheshirearchives.org.uk/home.aspx

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Notice posted September 2017

Signs on all entrance roads to Greasby announce the history of the township.

National Museums Liverpool carried out archaeological excavations in Greasby during 1987 to 1990. Sample material from that dig was sent for radiocarbon analysis in 2016. Results from that analysis confirm the opinion of the experts at National Museums Liverpool that Greasby is one of the earliest settlements in Britain at circa 8500BC.

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Notice posted February 2017

Funds available for suitable projects

See information document re the Dee Estuary Landscape Partnership Scheme - click here

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