Catalogue description Birkenhead County Borough Council and predecessors

This record is held by Wirral Archives Service

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Title: Birkenhead County Borough Council and predecessors

This collection consists of the records of the Birkenhead County Borough Council and its predecessors, including the Birkenhead Poor Law Union. Records are arranged according to department and cover all aspects of local government. Improvement Commisioners records include records of the planning of Birkenhead, the purchase of the ferry service and the planning of Birkenhead Park, the first English municipal park. Also included are the records of the Birkenhead Workhouse at Tranmere and the records of the Town Clerk during the Second World War which include civil defence measures and evacuation.

Date: 1833-1974
Held by: Wirral Archives Service, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Birkenhead Improvement Commissioners, 1833-1879

Woodside, North Birkenhead and Liverpool Steam Ferry Company, 1835-1858

Birkenhead Poor Law Union, 1861-1930

Oxton Local Board of Health, 1863-1877

Tranmere Local Board of Health, 1860-1877

Birkenhead Corporation, 1877-1889

Birkenhead County Borough, 1889-1974

Physical description: 500 linear metres
Access conditions:

30 year closure period

  • Birkenhead, Cheshire
  • Local government
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