WIRRAL Council's Archives Service has announced details of a series of history workshop taking place throughout the year.

The workshops will give residents the opportunity to study fascinating aspects of the history of Wirral and the surrounding area, guided by a range of expert speakers.

This year's events programme takes in industrial and maritime history, the British Legion's Wirral roots and the key role play played by the locally-built HMS Hardy in the Battle of Narvik during World War Two.

Each event will take place at 2pm in the Lower Ground Floor Conference Room in Cheshire Lines Building on occasional Thursdays throughout the year, with the exception of the talk on the Band of the Titanic and its local connections, which will begin at 10am on Tuesday, April 15.

Councillor Chris Meaden, Wirral cabinet member for health and well-being, said: "Every year Wirral Archives welcomes thousands of visitors who are interested in learning more about their own history and the heritage of our wonderful communities.

"This year's workshops offer something for everyone, with social and military history alongside reflections on little-known aspects of the life of the borough’s former residents."

For further information, or to book a place on any of these workshops, call William Meredith on 0151 606 2922, e-mail williammeredith@wirral.gov.uk

You can also visit the Wirral Archives webpages at www.wirral.gov.uk/archives, where there is also a list of the scheduled workshops.