Canning History Project

Canning History Project is a two-year community project researching the history and character of the area of Liverpool centred on Canning Street in Liverpool 8.  The core area is roughly bounded by Hope Street, Falkner Street, Falkner Square and Huskisson Street.
    We’ll be producing a book at the end of the project in 2016, and we’ll also have various other outputs as we go: not just Facebook and Twitter stuff, but also exhibitions of research materials and archive and online recordings of interviews we’ve carried out, and probably other stuff I haven’t even thought of.

    The project is being carried out by volunteers co-ordinated by a voluntary steering group, and we welcome further volunteers and contributors.  Get in touch with us through – click on “Contact Us” in the left column – or through the office at 49 Canning Street, Liverpool L8 7NN.
    The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and is carried out under the aegis (or the auspices if you prefer) of Canning Housing Co-operative, in whose back office we’re based.

Check out the details on the tabs to the left...

Project Outline.  A summary of what the project’s about.

The Canning Area.  Just some of the things we’ll be researching.

How It Began.  The story of how the project was set up.

What’s Been Done.  The project’s progress so far.

Coming Up & Curious.  Current plans, and unanswered questions.

Talks & Topics.  Powerpoint slides from our previous history talks.

Contact Us.  Email for more info or if you’d like to contribute in any way.

Social Feeds.  Recent activity and links to the Canning History Project Facebook and Twitter.