West Kirby Museum is hosting a Big Exhibition Day, “West Kirby Remembers WW1” at St Bridget’s Centre, St Bridget’s Lane, West Kirby, on Saturday 12th November 2016 from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. “West Kirby Remembers WW1” is a four year rolling project. The West Kirby Museum Research Team is writing biographies on all the West Kirby men listed on West Kirby War Memorial who lost their lives during WW1. The database will be available to view all day at the St Bridget’s Centre from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Local historian, Stephen Roberts, is working with the team and has a wonderful website at www.grangehill1922.wordpress.com.
Several groups will be displaying their splendid exhibitions. These include The Cheshire Home Guard (and Star, the Mercy Dog), Irons in the Fire and the Red Cross. They will all be wearing period dress.
There will also be five FREE short talks during the day:- 10.30 – “The Battle of the Somme and Hoylake in WW1” (Stephen Roberts), 11.30 – “Some interesting heroes of WW1” (Victoria Doran), 12.30 – “Animals in WW1” (Helen Carr), 1.30 – “Wirral 1914-1918” (Elizabeth Davey) and 2.30 – “West Kirby War Memorial” (Heather Chapman). FREE tickets will be available on the day.
There will be hundreds of local history books in a Big Book Sale. Many books are now out of print and all books will be for sale at discount prices. First come, first served.
Refreshments will be available all day. Entrance to the event is FREE.