The U3A meet monthly at the Bromborough
Civic Centre , above, adjacent to the library.
Bromborough is a large village within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, in Merseyside, England,
situated on the Wirral Peninsula,.between the River Mersey and the River Dee.
Until 1974, it was part of the urban district of Bebington, within the county of Cheshire.
Bromborough is only 8 miles from that Roman walled city of Chester, the county seat.
Apart from efficient local bus services we have good rail links to Chester
and to Liverpool and for those of more mature years a pensioner's travel pass
can enable you to travel free with Merseyrail as far as Chester,Southport or Ormskirk.
Townships on the Wirral peninsula usually enjoy mild, if windy and wet weather, as we are situated
close to the West Coast. There are many and varied invigorating coastal walks to be explored,
particularly perhaps on the Dee estuary.
We often cross the border to explore the leafy lanes and perhaps the gastro pubs to be found nestling under the rolling hills of North Wales.
For folk with a little time on their hands this is a really pleasant place to live.
By car we can visit Llandudno, the Cheshire/Shropshire towns and as far North as the Ribble Valley, within the hour.
For a slightly longer day trip, Snowdonia, the Derbyshire Dales and the Lake District beckon.
Reconstructed from fragments, an Anglo Saxon cross
is to be found in the churchyard of our local parish church, St Barnabas.
Bromborough is a contender for the site of an epic battle in the year 937, the Battle of Brunaburh, which confirmed England as an Anglo-Saxon kingdom.
The Battle of Brunaburh
The Wirral has a well documented Viking heritage, well documented because half of our villages
have recognisable Viking names:- Frankby, Thingwall, Greasby, Irby etc etc You can find out more about our Viking heritage here , here and here
On the outskirts of Bromborough we find the River Dibbin, Piledall / Willow Valley, all reputed to have been
places of natural beauty , favoured, in their day by Viking settlers for their family parties and picnics.
Since 1946 the annual Bromborough Festival has provided a platform for aspiring musicians/ choristers, dance
and drama enthusiasts to compete and receive gentle adjudication and encouragement. Several former entrants
are now familiar names on concert & theatre stages across the world. This Cultural aspect in our community
continues today, still organised by a committee in Bromborough but the renamed Wirral Festival of Music,
Speech & Drama now takes place more centrally in Birkenhead,
Roy has kindly allowed us to upload a few early Bromborough
postcards from his collection
You can explore this photo album
Come with me for a short drive around Bromborough
A busy Friday Morning in May
and everyone seems to be out shopping!