News & Events

The Danger Tree exhibition

Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4ax 19 Nov – 18 Dec 2016 everyday 1oam – 5pm The Danger Tree is inspired by the works of WW1 poets including Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Rupert Brooke, and is a tribute to the Newfoundland Regiment who, under orders from British Command, used a tree [...]

West Kirkby Remembers WWI

War Exhibition Day at St. Bridget’s Centre St Bridget’s Lane, West Kirkby, CH48 3JT   Free Entry Sat 12 November 10am- 4pm   The West Kirby Museum Research Team is writing biographies on all the West Kirby men listed on the West Kirby War Memorial who lost their lives during WW1, and the database will [...]

The Lily and the Poppy: Reconciliation and the Centenary Commemorations

A lecture by historian Philip Orr and former Lord Mayor of Belfast, Tom Hartley on the nature of reconciliation and the work being done to unify the two communities in Northern Ireland. The speakers will discuss the importance of the 1916 Easter Rising to Nationalist and Republican traditions and of the Battle of the Somme [...]

Hooton Park Aviation & Transport show

Sunday 18 September 2016 10am-5pm (last admission 4pm) Entry is free for those under 14 and £4 for all others. Use exit 6 off the M53 and follow signs for event parking. A fleet of Vintage Buses will be operating a complementary Park and Ride service to the main entrance gate. (Sat Nav Post code [...]

Family History Day at Wirral Archives

Monday 7th November 2016   10am presentation at Hamilton Square War Memorial 1pm WWI Family History helpdesk by Peter Threlfall, Chairman of the Merseyside branch of the Western Front Association 2pm presentation on WWI memorials programme by David Hearn, volunteer with national charity Civic Voice   If you would like to attend either or both [...]

A Day to Remember – Forces and their Families

A FREE family history event to help people with their search into relatives who served in the First World War, meet some local Armed Forces Charities and take part in family activities.   Museum of Liverpool Saturday 3rd September, 10.30am – 4.00pm   Visitors can access a research database, which contains the biographical details of [...]

The Sydney Upton Story

The Sydney Upton story Sydney Upton was given two white feathers in Birkenhead, by two separate women, whilst unfit for military service. Captured at the Battle of Cambrai, he escaped twice from a prisoner of war camp before making a perilous journey home in November 1918. Find out about this Cheshire man’s extraordinary First World [...]

Battle of the Somme Walk

Friends of Rake Lane Cemetery have organised a Battle of the Somme walk on Friday 1st July 2016 at 11am. Meet outside the cemetery gates on Rake Lane. The walk will take approximately one hour and will visit ten graves that commemorate some of the Wallasey soldiers who lost their lives at the Somme. For [...]

‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ installation at the Lyceum Building

The Sound Agents have been commissioned to design artwork to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of the Somme. This installation will appear on the grade II listed, former Post Office, the Lyceum Building on Bold Street, Liverpool. Named after the poem by Wilfred Owen ‘Dulce et Decorum Est’ will feature items from the Merseyside [...]

Croxteth Hall during WWI

This small exhibition located at the bottom of the main stairs of the house shows the devastating impact the Great War had on the Molyneux family and other residents of Croxteth Hall. Normal hall opening times and entry fees apply