The Wirral Peninsula, the tongue of land that lies between the Rivers Mersey and Dee, sandwiched between England and Wales, is a unique place. Just eighteen...... more
The Wirral Peninsula, the tongue of land that lies between the Rivers Mersey and Dee, sandwiched between England and Wales, is a unique place. Just eighteen miles long by about seven wide, within its small area is a fascinating blend of towns and villages, countryside and coast. Wirral lies at a pivotal location in the north-west of England, with the great cities of Chester and Liverpool at its doorstep and the wildernesses of North Wales seen from its Deeside shores to the west. All have had an influence on the peninsula we see today, and this new book celebrates the great diversity and richness that its history has bequeathed and which still survives, despite inevitable changes in recent years. "Reflections of Wirral" takes the reader on a photographic tour of the Peninsula, starting along the north Wirral coast with its bracing seaside air and influence of the Irish Sea lapping its shores. The eastern, Mersey-lapped bank is next explored, from the built-up town areas of Birkenhead to the pleasant residential areas to the south. Next, we travel north through the mid-Wirral landscape of verdant countryside and neat villages, looking at quaint cottages and attractive parish churches. Finally, the western seaboard of the peninsula is explored - those villages that lie beside the River Dee, with their wealth of history and wildlife. This book is a worthy sequel to the bestselling "Images of Wirral" by the same authors. Its new photographs and updated text convey to residents, visitors and exiles the unique beauty and interest of this remarkable peninsula, and make this a book that deserves a place in the hearts of all who want to know more about , or simply enjoy the richness of, this wonderful place called Wirral.
Liverpool and The Wirral 1904: One Inch Sheet 096 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps - Inch to the Mile) - Derrick Pratt
One Inch Sheet 96 Liverpool & The Wirral 1904 - published 2003; intro by Derrick Pratt. This busy and varied Inch to the Mile map covers most of the Wirral...... more
One Inch Sheet 96 Liverpool & The Wirral 1904 - published 2003; intro by Derrick Pratt. This busy and varied Inch to the Mile map covers most of the Wirral peninsula; in the top right corner is the city of Liverpool, while to the south west is a stretch of the Flintshire coastline on the Dee Estuary. Coverage stretches from the Point of Air eastward to Liverpool's Toxteth Park, and from New Brighton southward to Neston and Holywell. On the reverse we include a map of the Wirral Colliery area south of Neston. It is not possible to list the many hamlets, farmsteads and other topographical features shown on these maps. However, you may find it useful if we list the towns and principal villages or church parishes that are included on this map. Cheshire: Barnston, Birkenhead, Brimstage, Bromborough, Caldy, Childer Thornton, Eastham, Frankby, Gayton, Grange, Greasby, Great Sutton, Heswall, High Bebington, Hoylake, Irby, Landican, Liscard, Little Sutton, Lower Bebington, Moreton, Neston, New Brighton, Overpool, Prenton, Raby, Saughall Massie, Seacombe, Storeton, Thingwall, Thornton Hough, Thurstaston, Upton, Wallasey, West Kirby, Willaston, Woodchurch. Flintshire: Bagillt, Greenfield, Holywell, Llanasa, Mostyn, Whitford. Lancashire: Liverpool.
A Guide to Port Sunlight Village 2nd editon - Edward Hubbard
A guide to the model industrial village at Port Sunlight on the Wirral founded by soap manufacturer Lord Lever in 1888 for the factory workers. Looks at the...... more
A guide to the model industrial village at Port Sunlight on the Wirral founded by soap manufacturer Lord Lever in 1888 for the factory workers. Looks at the village from an historical context with emphasis on the planning and architectural aspects.
Neston and Parkgate 1909: Cheshire Sheet 22.14 (Old O.S. Maps of Cheshire) - Kay Parrott
Detailed map of Neston; Cheshire sheet 22.14. Historical introduction by Kay Parrott. This detailed map covers the village of Neston, on the Wirral, with...... more
Detailed map of Neston; Cheshire sheet 22.14. Historical introduction by Kay Parrott. This detailed map covers the village of Neston, on the Wirral, with coverage extending westward to Parkgate, on the waterfront. Features include Great Central Railway with Neston & Parkgate station, LNWR railway with Parkgate and Neston stations, Leighton Court, St Mary & St Helen's church, The Cross, Raby Park, Moorside, Manor House, Dee View Cottages, Mostyn House, Leighton Banastre, Bleak House, Leighton, Neston High Street etc. On the reverse we include 1898 directories of Great Neston and Parkgate, plus a railway timetable for the Hooton to West Kirby line
Advantages: It's handy for work Disadvantages: It's more than a bit bleak
...advantage of a stay at the Village.
Bromborough? Where's That?
It's a fair question. My guess is that unless you live in the area, the only reason you'd know it is because it's close the the Wirral heartland of Unilever - just down the road from the eerily beautiful Port Sunlight Village and a short walk from the Port Sunlight factory and the Unilever Research Labs. Many of the other businesses in...
Advantages: Great day out for all the family Disadvantages: none
...Now that the warmer weather has arrived I felt it was time to write about one of the places that I have visited on so many occasions from a child through to an adult and somewhere that will never loose its attraction.
History of Wirral Country Park
During the time of the Victorians a busy railway linked Hooton to West Kirby on the Wirral 12 miles away, miles of the railway line ran near...
Advantages: Picturesque quiet village with wonderful architecture. Lady Lever Art Gallery! Disadvantages: I don't live there but would love to.
...Port Sunlight, named after a brand of soap manufactured by Lever Brothers, is a picturesque little village nestling in the heart of the Wirral. Picturesque with beautiful landscaped parklands set amongst quaint rows of houses purposely built for Lever Brother's factory workers overlooked by some impressive public buildings including an art gallery, church and striking war memorial.
It was in...