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#266223 - 26th Oct 2008 1:45am Wirral archives
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I was there twice last week, in the new location in the Cheshire Lines building. It's an excellent facility, with a much larger room than when it was in the Town Hall. All the material is now in the same building, so is quicker to access & they are now open Monday to Saturday. The official entrance is via Shore Rd., but there's a set of steps down from Canning St. See attached pic.
This is a great resource & the staff are very helpful. I deposited some stuff about the Tranmere Tunnels (which is also on this site) & they now know about wikiwirral. If I were closer I guess I'd be in there regularly.

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#266238 - 26th Oct 2008 10:29am Re: Wirral archives [Re: chriskay]
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Excuse my ignorance but what exactly is held there Chris?
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#266242 - 26th Oct 2008 10:47am Re: Wirral archives [Re: Morseman]
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Vast quantities of historical information, most of which will be of no interest to the majority of people, but may include a little gem or link if you're researching practically anything concerning Wirral. For example, tracing family History or the History of a particular building or area. Records are either on paper or microfilm/microfiche. Some of the records date back to the 15th. Century, but most are from the 19th./20th. I can really do no better than to give you this link to their website.
http://www.wirral.gov.uk/LGCL/100009/200111/content_0002044.html

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#266291 - 26th Oct 2008 9:10pm Re: Wirral archives [Re: chriskay]
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Cheers for the info Chris. Guess I will pop over in the week.

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#266341 - 27th Oct 2008 2:01pm Re: Wirral archives [Re: ]
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Yeh thanks for that, must make a few hours to go and look around. Bet you needs weeks really though?
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#266342 - 27th Oct 2008 2:45pm Re: Wirral archives [Re: Morseman]
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just a quick one for anyone who attends Wirral Archives it is best to ring before you go with a list of what you are looking for.This saves time when you are there as the archive assistants will have already retrieved the documents or records concerned thumbsup
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#281953 - 9th Jan 2009 7:36pm Wirral archives
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Starting from 10 Jan Wirral archives are conducting a workshop once a month on a sat morning,10 am - 12 pm.They will be covering different topics of local History.Here is the diary for this year.


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#281955 - 9th Jan 2009 7:37pm Re: Wirral archives [Re: Dava2479]
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As a reminder people or persons wishing to attend any of the workshop meets are to book in advance as vacancies are subject to availability.

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#281992 - 9th Jan 2009 9:05pm Re: Wirral archives [Re: Dava2479]
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July 11th could be popular !!

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#282008 - 9th Jan 2009 9:46pm Re: Wirral archives [Re: ]
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will be ringing on monday for the 6th of june and the 11th of july.

Cheers dava thumbsup


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#282009 - 9th Jan 2009 9:47pm Re: Wirral archives [Re: jonno40]
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Yer dava the wirral info man QUALITY smile
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#282031 - 9th Jan 2009 10:35pm Re: Wirral archives [Re: Pete_Robbo]
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The birkenhead priory will be very intresting.. i'll have to book that..
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#282847 - 11th Jan 2009 7:50pm Re: Wirral archives [Re: jonno40]
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will be ringing on monday for the 6th of june and the 11th of july.

Cheers dava thumbsup


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#303173 - 21st Mar 2009 10:24pm Wirral Archives
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I'm not sure about this, but i was looking for something for my family tree and stumbled across it, thought it might come in useful for someone on here smile

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#303176 - 21st Mar 2009 10:39pm Re: Wirral Archives [Re: IzzZzzY]
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Useful link. Genealogy is fascinating!

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