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About us


The West Derby Society was established in 1977 and holds regular meetings and summer outings.
Meetings are held at 7.30 pm on the third Wednesday of the month (not summer months) at Grade II-listed Lowlands – the West Derby Community Centre – 13 Haymans Green, Liverpool L12 7JG.

























Meetings usually feature a guest speaker – visitors are welcome (admission £2 each). The annual general meeting is held in January. 
An evening outing is held in June and day trip in July. There are no meetings in August.
Membership costs £10 a year each for adults, under 18s free. Free benefits include admission to meetings, printed quarterly six-page newsletters (free delivery), e-mail updates and benefits from umbrella national organisation Civic Voice such as free admission to some National Trust properties.

West Derby Society is a member of Merseyside Civic Trust and members receive free e-mail updates from this and other local societies.


The aims of the West Derby Society are:

1. Protect the beauty of the countryside. 
2. Preserve buildings of artistic distinction. 
3. Encourage quality of architecture and planning. 
4. Eliminate and prevent ugliness whether from bad design or neglect. 
5. Stimulate public interest and inspire a sense of civic pride.   

The West Derby Society has a committee with a chairman, deputy chairman, honorary secretary, honorary treasurer, archivist and others. The Society takes an active role in planning and lobbies Liverpool City Council and others on new development and the preservation of the historic and natural environments.

It is joint custodian of the Grade II*-listed West Derby Courthouse, Britain’s only freestanding post-medieval courthouse. Volunteers open this former manor court 2 pm to 4 pm most Sundays April to October and to groups by appointment, admission free. 

The West Derby Society focuses not only on Liverpool 12 (L12) and surrounding districts but also the historic Hundred of West Derby covering much of South Lancashire outside the centre of Liverpool.

To join the West Derby Society: send a cheque / postal order for £10 made out to West Derby Society plus contact

details to West Derby Society, c/o Lowlands, 13 Haymans Green, Liverpool L12 7JG. You can also join at our meetings or at West Derby Courthouse. 

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