Made on Merseyside
September 23 - November 16Free
Kirkby Gallery, The Kirkby Centre, Norwich Way, Kirkby, Knowsley L32 8XY
This exhibition celebrates and showcases industry in Knowsley, the goods produced here and the people who made them. Made on Merseyside will share the stories of businesses large and small, past and present.
At the heart of the exhibition are objects, photos and footage of staff, factories and products, loaned from a variety of individuals and organisations, as well drawing upon Prescot Museum’s collection. A specially commissioned montage of film and audio clips from various local history projects, promotional footage and personal interviews will bring the displays to life. Some of these interviews have been conducted in the months leading up to the exhibition, capturing more recent experiences and memories not previously documented, preserving them for the future.
Businesses and companies featuring in the exhibition include: Amazon Studios, Tinling’s, Huntley and Palmer, Lancashire Watch Company, Leather Satchel Company, Kirkby Tyres, Cronton and Whiston Collieries, Royal Ordnance Factory, Hornby Meccano, BICC, English Electric and many more.
Accompanying the exhibition will be a range of talks – information available on request.
Kirkby Gallery is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm (last entry 4.30pm), Saturday 10am-1pm (last entry 12.30pm), closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Admission is free.