GRAFFITI dating back to 1932 has been discovered on a World War One hangar in Wirral.
The graffiti was revealed during work being carried to replace the roof of the World War One hangar at the Hooton Park site.
A contractor undertaking work on the Grade II** listed building spotted it scrawled on one of the Belfast trusses high up in the roof.
The graffiti reads ‘Robert Walters, Aged 19 years, February 9th, 1932’. And next to it is an address: ‘2 Bk Grosvenor St, Ellesmere Port, Wirral’.
Now attempts are being made by The Hooton Park Trust, who look after the site, to find out more about Mr Walters, who would be 99 years old. The trust hopes Wirral News readers can help.
Christine Thomas, administrator for the trust, said: “It is a little unique gem. The graffiti is high up in the eaves of the hangar, about 80ft high. You have to be up in there to see it.
“It is a fabulous find for us because it was somebody up there, a young lad who wrote his name there in 1932.
“We would like to find out more about him, maybe his family know of him working there around that time. Walters is quite a popular name but we hope someone can help trace the family of the person mentioned.
“The hangars were built in 1917 and this was written 15 years later. He must of been doing work as it is high, about 80ft.
“He would be 99 years old now so he could still be alive.
“We have found out that Grosvenor Street is still located in the old part of Ellesmere Port.
“We will be adding this find to our archive for future generations to read about.”
Anyone with any information regarding the graffiti can email: email@example.com or call 327 3565.
On Sunday, the Hooton Park hangar site will be open to the public for a guided tour, meeting at 1pm. Tours will then take place on the last Sunday of every month (except December) at 1pm.
The site is located next to the Vauxhall Motors car factory, on junction 6 of the M53 Eastham oil terminal exit.