THE Wirral History and Heritage Association (WH&HA) has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Liverpool City Region Culture and Creativity Awards.

The WH&HA is one of six finalist in the People’s Choice Award for Outstanding Contribution to Culture, the only category voted for by the public.

The WH&HA is a voluntary organisation, open to any individual or group interested in the history and heritage of Wirral. Set up in 2009, it aims to promote and encourage an awareness and enjoyment of the peninsula’s unique past.

Paul Smith of the Wirral History and Heritage Association (WH&HA) said: “We are honoured to be nominated for an award and bowled over to reach the final to represent the Wirral region.”

A panel of judges, including experts in the field of arts, science and culture whittled the 600 nominations for the awards down and announced the shortlist in December. There are 47 finalists chosen for 15 award categories and. the winners are announced in March 2024.

Wirral History Fair 2024

The Association stages an annual free History Fair each March. This year the fair will be held on Saturday, March 23 at Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight.

Paul Smith, Chair of the Wirral History and Heritage Association (WH&HA) said: “Last year’s fair was the biggest local heritage event to date with record numbers of participants gathering for one day of history, heritage, family trees, archaeology and fascinating memorabilia.

“A full list of exhibitors will be available online at before the event and any local organisations  who would like to book a space should contact us via the website as soon as possible as places go fast.”