HISTORY buffs turned out in force to the opening of a new exhibition at a Tarvin church on Saturday.
More than 100 people came to view displays of artefacts found in the village, dating from the Neolithic period to the Victorian era, at St Andrew’s Church.
The exhibition, opened by Mike O’Connell, logistics manager at National Museums Liverpool, features historical facts about Tarvin, as well as the remains of the 11th century ‘Tarvin Cross’ – found during building development in a 17th century ditch in 2006.
Chairman of the history exhibition committee, Peter Collins, said the opening was a huge success, and generated great interest from members of the community.
He said: “St Andrew’s has a tremendous history and I felt it was important to exhibit it.
“There were so many interesting donations from people – including a cannonball from the Civil war.
“We also had a local resident, who brought along a large number of coins that he had found with his metal detector in Tarvin and the surrounding area. These temporary displays added a great deal to our Exhibition day.
“It is nice to share these things with everyone.”
The exhibition is now open to the public at St Andrew’s on Church Street.