Guided Walks

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 for a 10.45am 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: walks@flaybrick.org

Guided walk programme 2018:

Walk 1 – Saturday 14th April

Come along and join us for the first of our 2018 programme of guided walks when amongst others you will hear about a civilian victim of the HMS Thetis disaster, one of the founding fathers of Tranmere Rovers and the man who became known locally as the King of Birkenhead. We will also be talking about an internationally renowned artist and one of the architects who helped bring Flaybrick into being.

As well as the walk around the memorial gardens, there will be the first opportunity this year of looking inside the ruined chapels and hearing about their creation.

Walk 2 – Saturday19th May

During the second walk of our 2018 programme, we will be talking about the men who built Hamilton Square, the MP responsible for the creation of the famous bantam brigades of the first world war and we will also be stopping at the mass graves of nine men killed in the Vittoria Dock disaster of March 1909. The chapels will again be open for visitors to look around.

Walk 3 – Saturday 9th June

On June 9th our guided walk will cover a shorter distance but among our twelve stops we will be talking about the father of the first Earl of Birkenhead, a young north end boy who became the victim of an unexploded world war two bomb, Birkenhead’s first Labour MP and the town’s own ‘Angel of Mercy’.

There will also be another chance to look around the chapels and view some of our old photographs.

Walk 4 – Saturday 14th July

Join us on 14th July for the fourth walk of our 2018 programme.

During this walk we will be stopping at the grave of the first female Mayor of Birkenhead, the family tomb of Birkenhead’s greatest benefactor and the builder of the world’s first operational submarine.

The chapels will be open as usual with a selection of photographs from our archives and Friends will be around to talk about the history of the site.

Walk 5 –  Saturday 11th August

Join us on Saturday 11th August for our penultimate walk of the 2018 programme when, amongst others, we’ll be talking about an internationally renowned oceanographer, a Crimean War veteran and a former chief constable of Birkenhead.

As usual we will be meeting in tam o shanter’s urban farm around 10.45 for an 11.00 start.

Walk 6 (military) Saturday 8th September

Overview to follow

Guided Walk - May 2018