OUR COMMUNITY ART SPACE IN GALLERY FOURTEEN FEATURES EXHIBITIONS FROM THE COMMUNITY, THIS TIME WE LOOK BACK AT HISTORICAL PHOTOS OF WALLASEY.
Wallasey Historical Society (Wirral) is presenting an exhibition of 30 photographs at the Williamson Art Gallery from 2nd to 27th May 2018. The images have been selected from a collection of over 1500 glass negatives and lantern slides held by the Society of which 450 have recently been scanned with excellent results.
The aim of digitising the collection is to make them accessible to the members of the Society and local people, and to store them correctly for their future preservation. It is also the first time these negatives have been digitally scanned.
The slides have been grouped in subject areas, for example the townships of Wallasey Village, Liscard, and New Brighton. The photos of the districts of Seacombe and Egremont include the Mersey ferry terminals.
The images on display date from the late 19th and early 20th centuries and have been scanned from the original glass negatives. A number of the images are well known in the district but digital technology has allowed the Society to extract never before seen detail from the images and produce prints of excellent quality.
Prints will also be available to purchase at the exhibition.
If you would like to contact us our website is at wallaseyhistoricalsociety.co.uk which has the facility to send emails to Terry Edgar, Chair of the Society.
Entrance is free to the Williamson Art Gallery & Museum and the building is open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 am until 5pm. Download our latest newsletter to find out more about forthcoming exhibitions and events.