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New exhibition explores the history of Knowsley’s most important businesses and employers

The latest exhibition officially opens at Kirkby Gallery this Thursday with a private view event being held from 4.30pm. The exhibition, called Made on Merseyside, celebrates and showcases industry in Knowsley over the years, the goods produced here and the people who made them. This exhibition will share the stories of businesses large and small, past and present – told by the people who worked at them!

At the heart of the exhibition are objects, photos and footage of staff, factories and products, loaned from a variety of individuals and organisations, as well drawing upon Prescot Museum’s collection.

A specially commissioned montage of film and audio clips from various local history projects, promotional footage and personal interviews will bring the displays to life. Some of these interviews have been conducted in the months leading up to the exhibition, capturing more recent experiences and memories not previously documented, preserving them for the future.

Businesses and companies featuring in the exhibition include: Amazon Studios, BICC, Cronton and Whiston Collieries, English Electric, Hornby Meccano, Huntley and Palmer, Kirkby Tyres, Lancashire Watch Company, Leather Satchel Company, Royal Ordnance Factory, Tinling’s and many more.

For further information visit www.knowsley.gov.uk/things-to-do/museums-and-galleries/exhibitions

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