From the days of steamships such as the 'King Ja Ja' to the more recent X4 Crosville buses, there has been a close connection between Liverpool and north Wales. Many people from Gwynedd moved to Liverpool in search of work, training or for social reasons and settled in the city. Are you one of them? Or did your family? Do you have any photographs, objects or memories that would reflect the experiences of the Welsh community in Liverpool? Or perhaps you came to Gwynedd from Liverpool as an evacuee? If so, we want to hear from you.
On 23 February, Gwynedd Museum & Art Gallery, Bangor are inviting anyone with stories, photographs, documents and items of interest to bring them along. Specialist staff from the archives and museum will be on hand throughout the day (between 10.30 and 4.30), with scanning, photographic and sound facilities to record your contributions. Between 11-12 and 2-3pm, there will also be an opportunity to share your experiences with others over a cup of tea. Your contributions will be a valuable part of an exciting exhibition that celebrates the links between Liverpool and Gwynedd.
The exhibition will be held between 6 September and 25 October 2008, to coincide with the Liverpool Capital of Culture celebrations. Focusing on themes of society, work, religion, maritime history, education and leisure, the exhibition aims to explore how and why people from Gwynedd moved to Liverpool, either permanently or temporarily, and contributed to the city's growth whilst maintaining their own unique 'Welsh' identity.