Wirral's Hidden History Revealed

Wirral Archaeology

John Brunsdon


John is a retired network designer working in the data communications industry.   He is a keen diver with a passion for shipwrecks and was part of the team that first located the SS Ailsa, sunk by German submarine U-17 on 18th June 1915.

Rob Nolan

Rob Nolan - Director

Rob is a professional accountant with expertise in strategic financial planning. His interests include history and hillwalking. He is married and lives in Wirral.

Peter Forshaw

Peter Forshaw - Director

Peter is a retired engineer and is now the Company’s Health and Safety officer.   He is a member of the Bloomery Project Team and the Fund-Raising Team.

Philomena Potts

Philomena Potts Director of Wirral Archaeology CIC

Philomena is a retired nurse with an interest in Wirral and Viking history enhanced by Danish and Norwegian daughters-in-law and three Viking children….

Dr Christine Yavari

Christine is a biomedical and veterinary scientist interested in ancient history and, more recently, Wirral Anglo-Saxon and pre-Anglo-Saxon history.

Carl Mumford

Carl is a Business and Admin Manager at a large local high school on the Wirral, UK. He moved into the education sector 8 years ago after a career in…

David Allan

Educated Birkenhead School and Royal Agricultural College. Ran a Garden Centre – now retired. Rugby player – teams include:- Old Birkonian, United Services…

Dr Brian Atkin

Works as a financial consultant and an accountant.
Marine Archaeologist
Dived on the Graf Spey after the War – first British diver to do so.

Prof Stephen Harding

Educated at Overchurch School, Wirral & Pembroke College Oxford: BA, MA, DSc Royal Society of Chemistry Junior Medallist & Knight of the Royal Norwegian…

Dominga Devitt

Dominga is a public relations, media liaison and communications professional, with substantial high-profile management experience in marketing and pr.