A series of guided walks are held at Flaybrick Memorial Gardens each year. A brief overview of each of the walks is provided below. Following each of the walks there will also be an opportunity to look inside the ruined chapels.
To Join a walk please meet at Tam ‘O’Shanter Farm around 10.40 for an 11.00 start.
The walks cost £2 per/head and last for approximately 1.5 hours. Please wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather conditions on the day.
Private guided walks are also available throughout the year. To book a private guided walk please send enquiry to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guided walk programme 2019:
Walk 1 – Saturday 13th April
Our first walk of 2019 took place in sunny but rather chilly weather; some would say ideal conditions for walking!
We were joined by 56 visitors who were entertained by our resident poet, Terry, as well as hearing the stories relating to a dozen or so of the people resting in Flaybrick.
The Friends of Flaybrick are grateful for the amazing level of support shown by visitors and we look forward to seeing you again for our walk in May, when you will hear another selection of stories.
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Walk 2 – Saturday 11th May
Our second walk of the year took place in warm late spring sunshine, a great relief to us all following the thunderstorms of the previous day.
Another large group of visitors joined us for the tour of Flaybrick which on this occasion allowed supporters to see all of the site and in a couple of areas they were also able to spot our intrepid volunteers working hard!
During the walk visitors heard about the dreadful Vittoria Dock disaster of 1909, stories of several of the fallen from World War One and also learned the history of the Cross of Sacrifice which stands proudly at the top of the main drive.
Once again the Friends of Flaybrick are so grateful for the level of support shown and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on our third walk of the year on 8th June.
Walk 3 – Saturday 8th June
During the week in which the 75th anniversary of the D Day landings was commemorated, we stoped to remember one of the major planners of the allied invasion of Europe.
Visitors also heard about several of Wirral’s major political figures resting in Flaybrick as we conducted our latest walk around the historic site in fairly steady rain
We did wonder if anyone would turn up for the latest walk as conditions were really quite poor but yet again we were amazed at the level of support shown. Let’s hope that we now return to our usual mild weather for the rest of the year’s busy programme of walks and other events!
Walk 4 – Saturday 13th July
We’ll be hoping for a return to our usual good weather when we meet up for walk four of this year’s programme.
Visitors will hear several tragic stories along with those of the people who helped to make Birkenhead such a leading town during the late Victorian era.
We look forward to meeting you again in Tam o Shanters Farm around 10.45 for our regular 11.00 start. Our resident poet Terry will be along again and weather permitting the chapels will be open from 11.30 until 1.30.
Walk 5 – Saturday 10th August
We hope that you will be able to join us for walk 5 of this year’s programme.
During a slightly shorter walk, although still including twelve stops, visitors will hear about the tragic deaths of a mother and baby, a world renowned artist and the story of one of Victorian England’s most inventive engineers.
Fingers crossed for nice weather!
As usual we will be meeting at the Tam O Shanter Urban Farm about 10.45 for our regular 11.00 start.
Walk 6 – Saturday 28th September
Overview to follow