A WIRRAL historian has donated his entire collection of resources to a library in Birkenhead.

Bob Pullan, from Upton, has donated the material to Birkenhead Reference Library, for inclusion as part of its huge collection of Wirral-related information.

The Bob Pullan collection includes photographs, maps, and an index of residents and businesses going back to the 1700s.

Also included in the collection are photographs of Woodchurch Village before the construction of the estate.

The material is being systematically sorted and catalogued by the Upton local history group.

Cllr Chris Meaden, Wirral cabinet member for culture, tourism and leisure said: "Researching local history is increasingly of interest to the public, and that is reflected in the regular Family History sessions that Wirral Council's libraries hold.

"Our reference collections and archives hold a treasure trove of data related to the ordinary people and businesses that inhabited Wirral in times gone by."

Birkenhead Reference Library already holds 8619 photographs either in hard copy or digitised, all of which are available to be accessed by the public.

The collection is open to donations by members of the public, including photographs, postcards and any other material tied to Wirral’s history.

For more information about Birkenhead Reference Library, and to find out how to donate your photographs or postcards, call 0151 606 2665 or email sheenagaskell@wirral.gov.uk