Sefton Borough of Culture 2020: Local Stories

Sefton Borough of Culture 2020: Local Stories

Sefton Borough of Culture 2020 have shortlisted 10 local stories and are asking you to vote for your favourite. The stories with the most votes will be championed during the 2020 festival.

In the video below, our Heritage & Participation Officer Jo Chamberlain elaborates on the exploits of intrepid explorer F. J. Hooper. You can find out more about the member of the British Antarctic Expedition (1910-1913) in our Museum.

The list to vote for includes:

Spotlight On: Sefton’s Maritime History:
The Heroes of the Lusitania and Captain Edward Smith of the Titanic

Spotlight On: Frederick J Hooper:
Polar explorer, member of Scott expedition

Spotlight On: Dame Beryl Bainbridge 
Acclaimed British writer

Spotlight On: Thomas Fresh:
Pioneer in British environmental health

Spotlight On: Kenny Everett:
Comedian and radio disc jockey

Spotlight On: Sir Henry Segrave:
Made the land speed record in 1926

Spotlight On: Frank Hornby:
Meccano, Hornby Model Railways and Dinky Toys

Spotlight On: Albert Pierrepoint:
The last hangman in Britain

Spotlight On: James Dunwoody Bullock:
Confederacy’s chief foreign agent during the US Civil War

Spotlight On: Christiana Hartley:
Social and welfare rights activist, philanthropist

See all stories and cast your vote here.

Download Sefton Borough of Culture’s December Newsletter here.

Sefton Borough of Culture 2020

The Borough of Culture is awarded by Liverpool City Region to either Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens or Wirral on an annual basis.

The initiative was introduced in 2018 to allow each borough to provide cultural programmes for local communities. Sefton’s Borough of Culture programme focuses on storytelling, local history and the environment.

For more information on events happening across the borough and ways to get involved visit

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Posted on 10 December 2019 under General news

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