The town hall is one of the many land marks that stand out in Wirral with its own unique style of architecture. Nick
named by many, the "Back to front" hall, because it face the river with its rear facing onto the main road, the design
was selected out of 100 entries and was the brain child of Briggs, Walstenholme and Thornley of Liverpool.
The hall is built from fine Derbyshire stone and at its highest peak reaches 180 feet above the Mersey. The town
hall has a superbly designed central tower at the top of which sits a large copper urn. In each of the corners of the
statuary is a large female statue intended to represent Courage, Industry, Peace and Prudence.
The opening of the town hall coincided with the outbreak of WW1 and there being a severe shortage of hospitals, it
was decide to use the building as a temporary war hospital. At its busiest period the hall held nearly 400 patients
and its walls were the final resting place for many of the allied soldiers. Today the hall remains one of Wirral finest
municipal buildings sitting proudly above the water line of the River Mersey.
|Town Hall tower from the Promenade
|Town Hall from the rear 2008
|Town Hall decorations 1953