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Wallasey Historical Society

Founded 1969 - Charity Number 1047762
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month, from September to April, at Wallasey Central Library, Earlston Road, commencing at 7.30 pm.
Mission Statement
To preserve and display the collection of artefacts covering 1000 years of history of St Bridget's church and to promote knowledge and understanding of the museum, the church and local history

Introduction

Wallasey Historical Society was founded in 1969 by Mr Eric Irving who was at that time Chief Librarian of Wallasey. Its aims are to stimulate and encourage the study of the history of Wallasey and District by means of discussions, lectures and research.

Meetings are held at 7.30 pm on the second Thursday of each month from September to April at Wallasey Central Library, Earlston Road, Wallasey, CH45 5DX. A full and interesting programme of talks is arranged during these winter months, and in the summer there are two or more field trips.

The annual subscription is £5. New members are welcome at any meeting.

The Lantern Slide Project

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Wallasey Historical Society owns a large collection of glass slides, totalling approximately 1560. Of these 830 are lantern slides (positives) and 730 are glass negatives. Until recently they have not been correctly stored nor made accessible to Society members or the public to view.

Thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Society has been able to undertake a project to sort, document and scan the lantern slides with a view to making them available to be seen and appreciated. One means of sharing the collection is the projection of the lantern slide images onto a screen using one of two magic lanterns which are owned by the Society and have been repaired and restored as part of the project.

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