The ARK (Archive Resource for Knowsley) is inviting local historians to step back in time to 1990.
Staff at the ARK recently found an interesting slideshow presentation and script of a tour around Knowsley’s listed buildings and conservation areas from 27 years ago. The presentation was originally brought together by T.W Scragg, who was the Library Service’s then Principal Reference Librarian.
Now, as part of Local History Month, the ARK team will be putting on a pop-up slide show session to recreate the presentation, showing the original slides on a slide projector.
The slideshow will be shown on Wednesday 19 April 2017 from 10.30am to 12.30pm. There will be an opportunity to discuss comparisons with today’s landscape and to view original archive materials. Light refreshments will also be available.
The event is free of charge and you can reserve a place by contacting the ARK team on 0151 443 4291 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ARK is home to a wide range of collections of Knowsley’s historical documents, including maps and photographs, that date back as far as the 13th century. The collections reflect the social and political history of the communities that make up Knowsley and they tell the fascinating stories of real people who lived and worked in the area.
The ARK is on the 1st floor of The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby L32 8XY.
The photo shows stocks in Cronton in 1906 which is shown in the slideshow.