Knowsley residents are invited to come and reminisce about the borough and contribute to a new heritage project celebrating Knowsley’s history.
As part of the legacy of Knowsley’s Year as the Liverpool City Region Borough of Culture in 2022, a series of community ‘Back in the Day’ events will be held to capture memories, photographs and memorabilia relating to past local community events and celebrations. This could include:
- Arts and cultural projects
- The work of local artists, bands or musicians
- Street parties, galas, village fetes, rose queens and May Day parades
- Royal Jubilee celebrations… and more.
The project has been made possible thanks to National Lottery Players with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
There are five ‘Back in the Day’ events taking place in February and March:
KIRKBY: Tuesday 14 February 10am – 4pm
Kirkby Gallery, Norwich Way, Kirkby L32 8XY
Drop in between 10am and 4pm
STOCKBRIDGE VILLAGE: Saturday 25 February 10am – 4pm
The Craigs Community Centre, Little Moss Hey, Stockbridge Village L28 5RL
Book here: Stockbridge Village Back in the Day
PRESCOT: Saturday 4 March, 10am – 4pm
Vee’s Place, 74 Kemble Street, Prescot L34 5PB
Book here: Prescot Back in the Day
WHISTON: Wednesday 8 March, 10am – 4pm
Robert Foulkes Centre, Brook Street, Whiston, L35 5AP
Book here: Whiston Back in the Day
HUYTON: Thursday 9 March, 10am – 4pm
The Culture Hub, Huyton Library, Civic Way, Huyton L36 9GD
Book here: Huyton Back in the Day
If you would like to be a part of this unique storytelling project, take a look through your photo albums, memory boxes and lofts or come armed with selection of your favourite stories and memories and join us for the Back in the Day session taking place in your town or village.
With your permission, the items that you bring to the session will be digitised and may be included in ‘Every Town and Village Tells its Story’, a Knowsley Borough of Culture Legacy Book, which is due to be printed in the summer of 2023.