Today the research group had a fantastic morning at Central library. The morning started with a tour of the Central Library taking in the wonderful Picton reading room The Hornby library and The Oak Room which took everyones breath away. Jan from the library team then took us into the archives where we were shown the conservation room where some of their collections are painstakingly restored to their former glory. Then we were taken into one of the depository rooms where we were shown a beautiful water colour painting of St. Georges Hall and the surrounding buildings alongside some haunting WW1 recruitment posters. The group was then lead back into the research room where Jan had displayed some incredible artefacts related to our project. The group were able to see a selection of construction photographs, old copies of the Catholic Pictorial and the 1967 edition of The Echo featuring the reports on the opening ceremony. Finally the group was then shown how to access the national newspaper archives as well as the local Liverpool newspaper archives held on microfilm.
It was an absolutely packed morning of activities and has given us a huge list of research jobs!