Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - ON THE RECORD -

A pro­ject aim­ing to pre­serve the his­tory of a Mersey­side com­mu­nity is on the look­out for vol­un­teers.

Mem­bers of the Kirkby Univer­sity of the Third Age ( U3A) need re­searchers to help them tell the story of Kirkby be­tween the 1940s and 1960s – a pe­riod that saw the town un­dergo ma­jor changes.

The ini­tia­tive is just the first of nine projects sup­ported by the Her­itage Lot­tery Fund to help build the Ar­chive Re­source for Knowsley (ARK), based in Kirkby Li­brary.

As well as the in­di­vid­ual projects – which will look at ad­di­tional top­ics, such as the Se­cond World War – vol­un­teers are also be­ing sought to work on ARK it­self to help up­load records to the web.

To vol­un­teer or share your own sto­ries, please phone 0151 443 4291 or email jane.owens@

Corona­tion cel­e­bra­tions in Quarry Green, Kirkby, 1953

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