Metal

The Edge Hill Archive

EDGE HILL ARCHIVE exhibition was at Edge Hill Station, Liverpool, from 12 November - 16 December 2011.

The exhibition celebrated Metal's launch of the online Edge Hill Archive (click here to visit the archive) - a two-year, Heritage Lottery Funded project that has collected a mix of historical and personal photographs, facts, stories and information about Edge Hill Station. The Station is Metal's home in Liverpool and the oldest passenger railway station in the world.

To browse the website, please click here or visit www.edgehillstation.co.uk
On exhibition at the station is a wide range of memorabilia, films and books all relating to Edge Hill and its wider context in the history of the railways.  There is also an exhibition of work by visual artist, James Quin, who has been resident with Metal for a year taking inspiration from the station and its unique atmosphere.
If you missed todays launch, the archive will be open for viewing Tues - Sat 10am - 12noon until 16 December or by prior appointment outside of those hours.

On exhibition at the station was a wide range of memorabilia, films and books all relating to Edge Hill and its wider context in the history of the railways. There was also an exhibition of work by visual artist, James Quin, who was resident with Metal for a year, taking inspiration from the station and its unique atmosphere.


Archive project about the World's first passenger station

Edge Hill Station, in the heart of Kensington on the outskirts of the city centre of Liverpool, is the world’s first passenger station and of historical significance to the world and the surrounding community in Liverpool. Metal has brought the station back into a creative life along with a dedicated group called Future Station and together we are forming an archive of various materials that reflects the changing neighbourhood and the impact of the rail industry on Edge Hill since the station opened in 1830. We are collecting stories, anecdotes and memories as well as objects, photographs and memorabilia for an ongoing oral history project that will be on permanent display for visitors and passengers to access while waiting for a train at the world’s oldest station. The archive will also be available online allowing people from all over the world to contribute (due to be launched November 2011).

Come and talk to us about Edge Hill...

We are looking for people who worked in the Edge Hill neighbourhood as well people who live or who grew up around the station site. Do you or any of your family have connections to Edge Hill? Do you have a story about the history of Edge Hill? What does the station and its surrounding community mean to you? Come down to the station or contact us to share your memories...

We are grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for their support of this project.


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