Boxed Off is asking members of the community in Liverpool to help shed some light on the history of Thingwall House in Knotty Ash, now renamed Bright Park.
This woodland site was derelict for 12 years but is now being brought back to use by Boxed Off client Liverpool Lighthouse.
The charity is seeking the assistance of local residents to provide information which it can use to better understand the site’s past and help with the planning of its future.
This year, Liverpool Lighthouse plans to open a Heritage Centre on the 4.8 acre site, along with facilities for hosting workshops and events for the community.
Dr Tani Omideyi, founder of Liverpool Lighthouse, said: “We already know that Bright Park is the former site of Thingwall House, which was a manor house built in 1869 by the shipping magnate Henry Bright.
“We’ve also been working with National Museums Liverpool who believe the site has strong Viking connections and they are planning an archaeological dig there later this year.”
Carla Phillips, Bright Park project manager, said: “We’re keen to speak to local people who might be able to tell us anything more about the site or who have images that may shed some light on the history of Bright Park and Thingwall House.”
Boxed Off has secured coverage for this story in the Liverpool ECHO which should hopefully lead to a number of locals to share their memories of the site.
People can get in touch with Carla by emailing: travellersthroughtime@ or by telephone: 07970 834859.
For more information about Bright Park visit the website: brightparkheritageor facebook page: