Wirral Archaeology CIC

About Us

Wirral Archaeology has changed. The informal group that successfully laid the foundation of a thriving organisation has evolved into a more formal Community Interest Company. It is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer organisation, registered with Companies House and committed to the promotion and sharing of Wirral’s complex history.   Its membership is open to anyone who shares our values, our aims and our objectives. The company is run, on behalf of its members, by a board of directors who are elected annually (or longer by agreement).

We are Wirral’s Premier History and Archaeological Society; an enthusiastic team of amateur archaeologists determined to unearth the hidden history of this forgotten peninsula.

Members of Wirral Archaeology CIC have a wide range of professional skills and experience.  The company works closely with professional archaeologists, scientists and other experts in associated areas of research. We are an inclusive organisation welcoming people of all ages and abilities, and from all cultures, creeds and backgrounds.

Mission Statement

“Our aim is to investigate, explore and unearth Wirral’s hidden history and to make it publicly available by means of newsletters, talks, leaflets, our website and all other avenues of communication”.

Directors as at 1st January 2023

  • Dominga Devitt (Chair)
  • Prof Stephen Harding (Wirral’s Viking expert)
  • Dr Stephen Roberts (prolific author on Wirral’s history)
  • Dr Brian Atkin (marine archaeologist who dived on the Graf Spey and helped with the Mary Rose)
  • Sue Bishop
  • Peter Freeman
  • David Allan (local historian)