The Wallasey Group is one of two Wirral groups. The Wirral is now part of Merseyside (since 1974) but to genealogists and local historians it will always be in Cheshire!
The Wallasey group covers the following areas:
- New Brighton
- Saughall Massie
- Upper Brighton
- Wallasey Village
These are the areas within the old County Borough of Wallasey and although Wallasey’s history is quite ancient, Leasowe, and Moreton were only incorporated in 1928 and Saughall Massie in 1933. We are situated in the most northerly part of the Wirral, with the River Mersey and the Irish Sea as natural boundaries and the Wallasey Pool with its dock system separating us from Birkenhead.
The Group meets on the third Tuesday of each month, except December, at Claremount Road Methodist Church, Wallasey, CH45 6UE. Admission costs £0.50 for Members and £1.50 for Visitors, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits in the interval. Doors are open from 7.00pm and we start at 7.30 prompt. There is a good, well lit, free Car Park in Taunton Road and easy access to the building.
We also run a Help Desk, on the second and fourth Fridays of each month, from 10.00am to 1.00pm at the Wallasey Central Reference Library, Earlston Road, Wallasey, CH45 5DX. There is free car parking opposite the library.
Here we can offer one to one help to beginners or anyone trying to break down a “brick wall”. We have internet access and there is a good local history collection. The reference library staff members are always happy to help with access to their records when we are not there.
The ongoing Cheshire BMD project is still making good progress. Volunteers are currently working on Wirral Births and Deaths from 1901 to 1935.
There is always room for more volunteers who are able to visit the Registrar’s Department at Birkenhead Town Hall, Hamilton Square, Birkenhead, Wirral.
Please contact the Group Leader for more details.