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Posted by: John Brace | 30th October 2011

Visit to Wallasey Town Hall (Wednesday afternoon)

I spent an enjoyable afternoon with the Wirral History and Heritage Association at Wallasey Town Hall on Wednesday afternoon. Joy gave an excellent lecture about Wirral’s history and how Wallasey Town Hall came into existence (and what has happened in it since) and a really in-depth look at the history of the Borough.

The Mayor showed us around the Mayor’s parlour (where she kindly offered us all a cup of tea or coffee), the Council Chamber, Round Room, Civic Hall and unfortunately at this point in the tour I had to go (missing the tour of one of the Committee Rooms). Pictures are below if you’re interested. As usual you can click on the thumbnails for a larger version.





Wallasey Town Hall
This is in the lobby and describes how the building was used during WWI.


Wallasey Town Hall
Every year Tam O’Shanter Urban Farm pays a pinecone as rent to Wirral Council. This is a few years of pinecone rents in the Mayor’s parlour.


Wallasey Town Hall
Wirral Council’s mace.


Wallasey Town Hall
Wirral Council’s mace.


Wallasey Town Hall
Wirral Council’s mace.


Wallasey Town Hall
Wirral Council’s mace.


Wallasey Town Hall
Clock and statues in the Mayor’s parlour.


Wallasey Town Hall
This is the seat the Mayor sits in at Council meetings.


Wallasey Town Hall
The Round Room (each picture is a former Mayor).


Wallasey Town Hall
The Round Room (each picture is a former Mayor).


Wallasey Town Hall
The Civic Hall


Wallasey Town Hall
Roof of the Civic Hall


Wallasey Town Hall
Roof of the Civil Hall


Wallasey Town Hall
The Civic Hall from the balcony.


Responses

  1. hi — is there a photo of Mayor J.Pennington in the The Round Room ? you caption that there is a picture of a former Mayor in that room: the reason i ask is that hope to be in wallasey next week (17/18 nov) to take a photo ect as part of my family history (my gran-dad was Mayor J.Pennington) and i wondered if there was a photo there……
    i will be contacting the town hall anyway on monday to ask but googling, your wordpress site popped-up ……….
    thanks

    • Sadly I think the photos in the Round Room only go back to the creation of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in 1974, there’s a list of all the names that covers here. There are some plaques with names of Mayors in the lobby that cover the period prior to 1974 though. Here’s a link to the contact details for the Mayor’s office.

      A little digging shows a John Pennington was Mayor of Wallasey from 1943 to 1945.

  2. thanks —

  3. My Great Grand Father, Alderman Robert Rawlinson, was Mayor of Wallasey in 1925. I live in Adelaide, South Australia. I would love information on him please. He was my mother’s, Leonora (nee Butterworth) Barton, Grand Father. Looking forward to some information, Bruce Barton.


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