is a Heritage Lottery funded
project managed by the Friends of court hey park and Knowsley
MBC, and is a unique community archaeological investigation
to explore the heritage of the Gladstone family in Court Hey Park by excavating
the site of the Victorian mansion house.
The Friends are based in Court Hey
Park, on the border of Knowsley and Liverpool and we are a community group
consisting of local residents. We are keen to provide the community with knowledge
of the history of our park. It is not widely known that our park was at one
time the home of Robertson Gladstone, elder brother of the Victorian Prime
Minister, William Ewart Gladstone. A Grand Mansion house once stood in the
park until it's demolition in the 1950's.
This web site aims to
provide a record of events and an online exhibition of artifacts relating
to the project.
Please contact us if you can help with the identification
/ stories about any of our artifacts found during the exploration.
IN THE PARK JUNE 18th 2011 1.pm. more.
opening event 12th November 2008.
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