SOLD OUT Talk: The Pioneering Monks of Birkenhead

Thursday 23rd March, 6pm, £10 

Drawing of the Chapter House of Birkenhead Priory

Join local historian Dr Stephen Roberts and find out more about the history of Birkenhead Priory, the oldest standing building on Merseyside.

It was said that visitors to the remains of the once glorious Birkenhead Priory would not have been aware of its former power and influence:

“They could scarcely recall now the beauty of its former setting. These folk as they stood there looking about them with eyes of interest., could have no idea what the Priory had once been as it stood on its beautiful peninsula, surrounded on three sides by water, a headland of oak and birch and meadow crowned with red sandstone”.

Dr Roberts’ talk will cover the fascinating history of Birkenhead Priory and the influence of the founding fathers, whose estates once extended across the Wirral Peninsula for several miles and included the ancient manor of Claughton.

Thursday 23rd March, 6pm. Tickets cost £10 and can be booked in advance online, or if tickets remain there will be some available for cash on the door (please note this is not guaranteed and we strongly recommend booking in advance). The Williamson Cafe will be open before and afterwards for drinks & refreshments.

An event from Wirral Archaeology

About Dr Stephen Roberts

Dr Roberts is a Director of Wirral Archaeology. He studied history and archaeology at York University and at London University and Aberystwyth University for teacher training, and has worked as a History teacher. He was awarded a doctorate from Manchester Metropolitan University for which he studied Wirral during the Great War.

His interest in history and archaeology was sparked by Greasby Copse, which he could see from his school window as a pupil at Greasby Junior School. He is a prolific author on Wirral history.

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