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Parkgate – Port and Resort

Sunday 15 October 2017 14:30 - Sunday 15 October 2017 16:00

Discover the long and varied history of local village Parkgate today known for its superb ice cream, views across to North Wales and adjoining salt marshes which form part of the Dee estuary, a major wildlife area and one of the most important estuaries in Europe for its populations of waders and wildfowl.

Situated on the River Dee, Parkgate has a facinating past as a hunting park, seaside resort and place of shipbuilding. Most importantly, it was also a major port for Ireland for over a century, before being superseded by Liverpool. This lecture, profusely illustrated as usual, will look at all these different aspects of Parkgate and how they have helped mould the village we see today.


About the speaker:

Anthony Annakin-Smith is a well-known local historian, lecturer and author.  He is also a keen walker and has written the popular book 'Wirral Walks: 100 Miles of the Best Walks in the Area'.


Who is it suitable for?


What does it cost?

Nothing - its free.

Do I need to book?

No - just turn up on the day


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Organised By the Friends of Ness Gardens



Venue Details

Lecture Theatre