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We’re planning the new Birkdale Library and Community Hub

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How Art Deco helped Shape the 20th Century

How Art Deco helped Shape the 20th Century

We are delighted to welcome back local historian, Keith Hick. He will talk in depth about several of Southport's Art Deco architectural gems as well as aspects of the genre throughout the globe. The talk will take place at Birkdale Conservative Club on Friday 19th...

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The Summer Fete at St Peter's Parish Centre was a successful afternoon. We would like to thank all the volunteers who helped on the day and those who baked delicious cakes. A special thank you to Chris Skellam and his musical partner Sid, who entertained us with...

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SUMMER FETE 1st SEPTEMBER 2018

SUMMER FETE 1st SEPTEMBER 2018

 We are holding a Fete at St Peter's Parish Centre in St Peter's Road Birkdale on Saturday September 1st  12 pm - 4 pm. There will be secondhand books for sale, bric-a-brac, tombola, children's crafts, country music, raffle prizes, cakes and refreshments for sale....

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THANK YOU TO STANLEY’S

THANK YOU TO STANLEY’S

  Stanley's, the greengrocers in Birkdale village, have been firm supporters of our cause. Since August 2017 they have been selling second hand books to raise funds for the charity. We are delighted to report that they have now raised over £2,000!  A huge thank you...

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Quiz Night with Supper

Quiz Night with Supper

 To all you lovers of quiz nights we are to hold another quiz evening with supper included. We would love you to come and support us and show us how amazing you are at solving the quiz questions! It is to be held at the Birkdale Conservative Club on Friday 13th July @...

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About the Project

Friends of Birkdale Library became a registered charity in September 2013. When the old Birkdale library site was put out to tender in May 2015 we put in a bid, in conjunction with another agency, to purchase the site. This bid failed but since then we have been looking to find another suitable premises in the Birkdale area. For the past 12 months we have been in negotiations with Merseyrail.

We are now extremely pleased to report to you all that we have been given permission to use the station master’s house at Birkdale station for a library and community hub. The house has been unoccupied for many years so we will need to fund raise, and apply for grants, to bring the building up to modern day standards.We are working closely with a representative from Merseyrail. This project will be for the community by the community. We hope to have the support of our community as this is to benefit us all. We will need more people to help us for fundraising, volunteers and general help. We would like to make use of the railway heritage too as this could be the theme through out the house.

Friends of Birkdale Library will change its name to Birkdale Community Hub and Library at the Station Master’s House. We are very excited about this project as at last we have something that our community can be a part of. If you have any queries or would like to help please let us know via the Contact page.