The society started in 2002 with about 20 members. Today in 2021, it now has about 50 members, with several others who help in various ways. There is a committee comprising up to 10 members, who manage the principle activities of the society. Membership currently costs £10 per annum for a single member, or £15 for a family.
Our year starts in January on a monthly basis, with most meetings comprised of a talk, given by a member or an invited guest. After the presentation, refreshments are available, enabling members to button-hole the speaker for more detailed information concerning the presentation subject.
The AGM is generally held in June, followed by a talk given by a member and finishing up with refreshments and social interaction. Formal meetings are not generally held in July and August. The final meeting of the year in December is generally less formal to allow for longer social interaction.
We arrange outings to various local sites of historical interest during the year. These generally number about 3 such outings per year, arranged by one of the members. These outings can vary and have consisted of visits to stately homes, archealogical digs, industrial historical sites.
We try to monitor changes in the 5 villages and surrounding area. We encourage villagers to take pictures of developments in progress. These can be passed to a designated committee member. We are often contacted by members of a family who used to live in the area, asking for information. We try to obtain as much information as we can, for them, and in turn ask them for information and pictures which they may have.
Past Events in which the society has taken part include - Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations, History Fairs in Wirral, production of 2 DVDs concerning the history and development of Backford Hall/Park, WW1 display
Future events - We expect to resume normal activities in Sep 2021, starting with our delayed AGM in the new/old Village Hall. This will be first time for over a year, when we can get together. Plans for the coming year will be discussed.