First World War memorabilia needed for West Kirby research project

Helen Carr and Frank Sherratt with the WWI display at West Kirby Library.

Helen Carr and Frank Sherratt with the WWI display at West Kirby Library.

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A WIRRAL museum group is appealing for the public to come forward with photographs and diaries from the First World War to help them in their quest to find out more about the brave men who fought for their country.

West Kirby Museum Research Group is currently undertaking a five-year rolling project of themed events, running from 2014 to 2018 and organised by Wirral Council.

The research group is studying each one of the 334 men listed on the memorial plaque in St Bridget’s Church who died in WWI.

Helen Carr, from the group, said: “Already we have uncovered lots of interesting information and met the descendants of some of these men.

“We are also investigating the brave men who returned from WWI and we appeal to the public to come forward with photographs, diaries, memorabilia and family history information to help us in our quest.”

The group is also looking for information on anyone who owned horses and dogs that were taken for war work from the surrounding area.

An exhibition was held at West Kirby Library on April 8 showcasing some of the items discovered so far.

A second exhibition will be held on July 12 at St Bridget’s Centre, West Kirby from 10am until 4pm.

For more information or if you have memorabilia, email Heather Chapman on thechappies@btinternet.com or call 0151 625 7013.

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