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WIRRAL ARCHIVES

Description
Wirral’s Archives Service, based at the Wirral Museum, collects, preserves, stores and catalogues all types of historical documents relating to the Wirral area, its people, businesses and institutions. The archives include ledgers, newspapers, photographs, maps, plans, films, title deeds, legal and business papers and microfilms. The earliest document recorded is from 1447, continuing up the present day, with a strong emphasise on the 19th and 20th Century. Wirral Archives offers facilities for organisations, businesses and members of the public to donate or deposit documents which are relevant to the service. A small collection of films of local interest are held as part of the archive’s service.
Website
http://www.wirral.gov.uk
Keywords
Merseyside; Birkenhead; Civic ceremonies; Wirral
Access
Open Thur and Fri 10am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 1pm
Facilities
Viewing off premises. There are no viewing facilities at the library, but the films can be viewed by arrangement at the Wirral Museum, Town Hall, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead. Available on loan to local film societies only.
Copyright
Copyright held for certain civic films.

Moving Image, Audio and Related Documentation Holdings

Video/Film
Video: 30 reels/cassettes. Amateur, documentary.
Video components: VHS Video.
Film: 48 cans. 1933; civic movies. 10% colour film, 90% black and white film. Advertising, amateur, documentary, news and current affairs.
Film components: 16mm, 35mm, positive film.

Additional Information

Notes
Films and tapes usually appear as items on an archive list. There is no film/audiovisual collection as such.
Conservation policy
Items stored in controlled conditions. Nitrate films or films in poor condition are copied, and the originals usually sent to the North West Film Archive.

Main Contact

Name
Emma Challinor
Job title
Archivist
Telephone
0151-666 3903
Fax
0151-653 7320
Email
archives@wirral-libraries.net
Address
Wirral Museum
Birkenhead Town Hall
Hamilton Square
Birkenhead
CH41 5BR

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