THESE photos come courtesy of local history fans at The Eastham Archivist.
The Eastham Archivist is a quarterly newsletter that goes to the 80-odd members – including one in Australia and another to Eastham, Massachusetts (which takes it name from the Wirral Eastham).
The group will have a stand at the Wirral History and Heritage Fair on March 1 at Birkenhead Town Hall, where their theme will be: “Etched in Stone – What the Graveyards can tell us.”
One of the pictures from issue 15 shows Poole Hall, which stood on the site of what was Bowaters Paper Mill (like Poole Hall itself also now demolished) and also the crest of the Poole family, which was formerly on the Poole Pew end in St Mary’s Church and is now one of the panels used to decorate the organ.
Our final two pictures were taken more than 100 years apart.
The oldest shows Eastham House Lodge, leading up to Eastham House – at the time the home of the Vernon Family.
And the newest shows the gate posts to the drive, although the drive itself is well out of use.
The boundary wall of the churchyard remains much the same.