Historian Ken Pye at Prescot, Whiston Libraries

By on Friday, October 12, 2012

Local historian, author and broadcaster Ken Pye is returning to Knowsley’s libraries to share his stories of local history with residents.

With a wealth of knowledge of the local area through his various avenues of work, Ken will be sharing his experiences which span over 40 years of his working life.

After visiting the borough’s libraries earlier this year, Ken is back by popular demand to intrigue and entertain residents with his experiences and tales – bringing them to life in his own unique way.

Ken will be visiting six of the borough’s libraries throughout October and November, and all of the hour-long sessions are free to attend.

From the stories behind local street names and the history of our nearby villages, to the role of the city in the civil war, the visits are a must for every local history enthusiast.

Ken has written several books on local history which will be available to buy at the events. Those who buy one of his books will have the opportunity to have their copy signed.

Ken will be visiting the following libraries:

Saturday 13 October – Prescot Library – 11am to 12 noon – Street stories: curious tales behind some of Liverpool’s street names

Saturday 20 October – Whiston Library – 11am to 12 noon – Nest of crows: the exciting tale of the Civil War Siege of Liverpool

Saturday 27 October – Halewood Library – 11am to 12 noon – Characters, curiosities and tales of Liverpool including spooky tales (part 2)

Saturday 3 November– Stockbridge Village Library – Liverpool’s ‘Lost and Found’ villages

Saturday 10 November – Kirkby Library – 11am to 12 noon – The Joy of Scousers and Scouse

Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Community and Culture, said, “Ken Pye is a successful broadcaster, author and historian and his tales of the past are insightful and intriguing – engaging all who listen to him.

“We have a wealth of history here in Knowsley and indeed the surrounding area, and it’s great to see people being educated on their local heritage.”

For more information, please contact your nearest library.

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