The former town hall of Birkenhead is now the Wirral Museum. It is built of scottish granite and local sandstone and Its 200 foot clock tower is a major landmark visible from the waterfront on both sides of the River Mersey. Its Cambridge chimes have been heard around the town of Birkenhead since the clock was first started by young Elsie Laird, daughter of Mayor Williams Laird on November 27th 1886.
On display is a model of the Woodside area as it was on the day in July 1934 that King George V opened the Queensway Road Tunnel and various historical documents relating to the Wirral. Admission is free here too. 0151 666 4010 for details. The restored interior is a splendid example of Victorian architecture - including the stunning council chamber, anterooms and the mayors parlor. It also has the Assembly Rooms, containing a gallery and fully fitted theatre, cinema and concert hall.
Woodside Visitor's Centre - Ferry Terminal
Woodside Visitor Centre is located in the historic booking hall for the Birkenhead Ferry.
Here you have a Tourist Information Centre, a restaurant with licensed bar. Gallery seating overlooks the River Mersey and the famous Liverpool skyline.
Situated about a mile outside of town, Birkenhead's historic Park - the first publicly funded park in Britain - was designed by Sir Joseph Paxton in 1843 and officially opened in 1847. It was the forerunner of the Park's Movement and its influence was far reaching at home and abroad - most notably on Olmstead's design for Central Park, New York.
The lakes are shaped to appear as sinuous rivers with views across them to features such as the Boathouse and Swiss Bridge - pictured here.
Just briefly visited Birkenhead during a business trip on 22 October 2007.
"Birkenhead School Board"
I don't know what the Birkenhead School Board is about, but did find two years that may be of importance to it.
1893 School Board appointed
1902 Education Committee took the place of the School Board
Or maybe one of the following titles is more appropriate?
Conway Street Secondary Modern for Girls Conway Street Birkenhead
Conway Street Secondary (Conway Street, Birkenhead)
Conway Street Higher Elementary School Birkenhead 1905-1925
Girls Secondary School Birkenhead 1910-1945
Conway Street Central School Birkenhead 1925-1951
Hamilton Middle School Conway Street Birkenhead
"Former Post-Office Buildings"
It says Post-Office Buildings on the facade. This building is adjacent to the Old School building.
Birkenhead - A mix of ups and downs
"Birkenhead Market Town Centre"
Birkenhead is a sprawling city centre consisting of a central market which has been recently refurbished and a range of modern shops, cafes, restaurants and local attractions.
The centre boasts the Pyramid shopping centre, Hamilton Square, A cinema and swimming pool and much more.
However, from a personal view, I have lived in Birkenhead for many years and found the people to be a massive range of all sorts of views, cultures and experiences. Though the scouse are honest and down to earth.
Founded in the 12th Century by monks who operated Europe’s first ferry service, Birkenhead is the beating heart of Wirral. The town has many visitor attractions that reflect its rich history and heritage. Key draws are Brikenhead Tramway, which includes a fine Edwardian open-top tram, Birkenhead Priory, a Norman Priory founded in 1150, Historic Warships, a floating maritime museum, Birkenhead Park, which was the model for Central Park in New York, Wirral Museum and The Voirrey Embroidery Centre, one of the largest in the country.