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Railway legacy

December display


The Year of Coast and Countryside

This year will see the latest bid to make Wirral a key tourist attraction in the North-west with the launch of "The Year of Coast and Countryside 2012". The year long event also co-incides with the 50th anniversary of the running of the last train on the old Hooton to West Kirby railway and its reclamation for the Wirral Way and Hoylake Photographic Society has been invited to record both events for the Wirral Ranger Service as well as record the work of the rangers throughout the year.

This is an exciting and ambitious project for members of the club to get involved in which will result in two exhibitions at the Wirral Country Park visitor center at Thurstaston.

In May 2012 there will be an exhibition showing the legacy of the old railway line with photographs of the old railway and how it is being used today by visitors to the Wirral Way. This will include how the flora, fauna and wildlife have populated the railway line.

The Year of Countryside and Coast 2012 will culminate in another exhibition at the Thurstaston visitor center in November. These Countryside and Coast 2012 events will provide club members with the opportunity to take some great images, promote the club and our activities and have your photographs exhibited.

Hoylake Photographic Society will also be following the Wirral Rangers and recording their activites throughout the year. This undertaking needs as many club members as possible to take part and is a great opportunity for the club and members to get together for organised events. We need to keep a careful record of what we have photographed & you can download a sheet from this website

For more information on Wirral our Countryside and Coast and events during 2012 then click on the link to the Visit Wirral website.

Date: 6th May – 27th May

Time: 10am – 4.45pm

50 Years of the Wirral Way – A Railway Legacy


Hoylake Photographic Society have created a display from old and new photographs of Wirral Country Park and the route of the old West Kirby to Hooton Railway that is known locally as The Wirral Way. The exhibition is open every day at the Thurstaston Visitor Centre and features photographs of the old railway, its development over the last 50 years and the wonderful resource we can all enjoy today.


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Date: 2nd – 30th December

Time: 10am – 4.45pm

A Year in the Life of Wirral’s Coast


Hoylake Photographic Society have created a display for the end of Wirral’s Year of Coast and Countryside featuring photographs taken over the last 12 months. The exhibition features events held thorough 2012, the work of the Rangers, Lifeguards, volunteers, our natural resource and the many users that enjoy our coastal parks and foreshore.


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