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Cards show park through the ages
Postcard of Birkenhead Park Boat House
One of the cards shows the park's boat house
A collection of postcards of a Grade II listed park in its Victorian heyday are going on public display.

More than 200 cards showing Birkenhead Park in Wirral have been collected by amateur historian Glyn Holden, who has been saving them since 1972.

The park was opened in 1847 and inspired Victoria Park in London as well as Central Park in New York.

The cards are to be exhibited at the park's pavilion exhibition thanks to a 500 grant from Wirral Council.

They show glimpses of bygone fashions, methods of transport as well as the park's lost buildings.

Mr Holden moved to Birkenhead in 1964 to work as an electrician.

He began to collect postcards in 1972 and as well as his Birkenhead Park collection he also has more than 250 postcards of Bidston Hill.



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