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Tell us what you love about Wirral!

28 September 2011 by Lisa

Christopher Howse from The Telegraph recently enjoyed a visit to Wirral, guided by an updated edition of Nikolaus Pevsner’s architectural guide to Cheshire. He gave the picturesque Port Sunlight village and the Lady Lever Art Gallery a glowing review. You can read the full article here.  

Here’s our own Marketing Officer Ann Flenley to tell us why she loves Wirral and why you should too!


Lady Lever Art Gallery

Lady Lever Art Gallery

I love Wirral. It’s a relatively undiscovered gem that lies between Liverpool, Chester and North Wales with sandy beaches, endless countryside and golf courses. It really is great place for day trips and family fun in the north west. 

In addition to our own Lady Lever Art Gallery there is plenty to discover, such as Port Sunlight Museum in the same village as the gallery. I also enjoy the odd visit to Church Farm, which is an organic family run farm offering tantalising treats and endless activities to entertain the children.   Read more…

April’s caption competition!

6 May 2010 by Lisa

Competition winner announcement!

Our winner for this month is Susan Nisar with the caption:

‘Hold on girls, Aunt Mable and I need to get on as well, ‘tsk’ lazy girls!’

A copy of An Edwardian Family Album will be on its way to Susan soon!

Thanks to all who entered and look out for another competition later this month.


Two women and two little girls on the beach

Biddy and daughters accompanied by Maudie – possibly the housemaid – with a wagon of provisions on the beach, c1910.

How much stuff do you take to the beach with you? British beach-goers seem to like to take as much as they can carry, from wind-breakers to flasks of tea! Read more…

Oh Come All Ye Women!

3 November 2009 by Lisa

Two women next to a small painting

The Singh Twins next to Ranbindra’s painting ‘Oh Come All Ye Re-eds’

Is football a new religion? Can being a female artist be an advantage in some cultures? These are just some of the subjects covered in a brief interview I did with acclaimed local artists The Singh Twins. I chatted with Rabindra and Amrit at the private view of the Walker Art Gallery’s latest exhibition The Rise of Women Artists, where Ranbindra’s painting ‘Oh Come All Ye Re-eds’ is on display. One of the main things I was interested to find out was whether they ever actually define themselves as ‘women artists’ or if they didn’t think about gender at all. Read more…

A peek at Edwardian family life

27 October 2009 by Lisa

Heather Price with a black and white photo

Heather Price with her favourite photograph.

Last week our new exhibition at the Lady Lever Art Gallery opened – An Edwardian Family Album. I’m not a big photography buff, but I still found the photos pretty captivating. They not only give you a glimpse into family life in Edwardian times, many of them also have an ethereal quality that is really interesting. They create an effect that is almost like capturing ghosts from the past on film. One that definitely has this feel is the photo of a group of people exploring Castleton caverns. They are all holding torches in a pitch black cave – but of course the ladies are all still wearing their fabulous hats! Read more…