Bidston Hill - Jewel of Bheads Crown

History of The Wirral Peninsula

Pages of info and images
Primarily the North Wirral Region

any maps or parts of maps from The National Library of Scotland are printed under licence and marked accordingly, for non commercial use, and should not be downloaded without permission from them.

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Worlds first Hovercraft Passenger & Mail Service
Moreton to Rhyl 1962

Adverts Bygone
Arrowe Park & Woodchurch
Ashville FC
Bidston Aerodrome
Bidston Army Camp
Bidston Hall
Bidston Hill
Bidston Mill
Bidston Village
Birkenhead (7 pages)
Birkenhead Priory
Birkenhead Woodside
Brunanburh (Battle of)
Claughton cum Grange

HMS Conway
Mersey Docklands (3 pages)
Wirral Dockland

Eastham Ferry
Egremont Ferry
Ferries - A History
Ferry Vessels
Flaybrick Cemetery
Ford Farm Bidston
Fort Perch & Rock Light
Legend of the Grail
Hamilton Square
Hermit of Wallasey Village
Horse Racing
Job's Ferry
Leasowe Castle
Leasowe Light
Liberator Plane Crash

Lotte Sleigh Explosion
Wirral Maps
Magazine Brow
Medieval Wirral

Monk's Ferry
Moreton 8 pages
Shanty Town Moreton

Moreton 1889
Moreton Old Hall Farm
Moreton Youth Club
Mother Redcaps
New Brighton (2 sub sections)
New Brighton Ferry
New Brighton Tower
New Ferry
New Ferry - Ferry
Past Ports
Pillbox Murder
Place Name Origins
Port Sunlight
RAF West Kirby
Railway Stations
River Mersey
Rock Ferry
Rock Ferry - Ferry 
Saughall Massie
Scouse - the Language
Seacombe & Poulton
Seacombe Ferry
Shanty Town Moreton
Ships Built at Cammell Lairds
Ships Flags as at 1966
Spy in the Attic (WW2)
Spy in the Sky

St Hilary's Fire
Tam O'Shanter's Cottage
Thermopylae Pass
Thunderbolt P47 (Moreton)
Tranmere Ferry
Upton Village
Video Vault
Wallasey - The Blitz
Wallasey RAF Hero
Wallasey Village
West Kirby & Hilbre
Wirral Horn

Wirral Horn

My Home Site

Ships Built By Cammell Lairds is printed
courtesy of Wirral Archives

Leasowe Prehistoric Man


my web sites don't blow whistles, don't sing to you, don't flash in your eyes or even 'look pretty' but what they do is give you the information you are seeking without dressing it up.

My special thanks to Kenneth Burnley for his permission to reproduce from:

Portrait of Wirral by Kenneth Burnley, Hale Publications & Images of Wirral by Kenneth Burnley & Guy Huntingdon. The Silver Birch Press.
Art UK Saw some great Hobbs paintings here, mostly Wirral

And a big thanks to Colin Schroeder from Greasby.

Thanks also to Professor Stephen Harding. Nottingham University, for your time and emails over the 2013 Xmas holiday. And to Steve Casey North Wirral Facebook

Liverpool (Incl Sub Sections)
This is an amateur site, I do not claim to be 100% correct all the time. I reply on research and emails from which I get much information and images. Many of the images on this are mine as well. I also have had help from 'real' experts like Prof Stephen Harding, Colin Schroeder and Ken Burnley. And thanks for some info from Steve Jones.

Its amazing how many web sites of reference and links have vanished without trace. Its as if people gave up. I have been scouring these pages checking upon links and references that I have been giving for over a decade now, and a good 95% have vanished - gone! This site has been going over a decade now and will probasbly die with me. I keep it going at my own expense, I am now 68. It too won't last forever.

Copyright. I get many images from individuals who tell me that this is a photo I have of X, Y or Z. You can use it on the site if its appropriate? I do not know who took it, when it was taken, or if it was originally for a book or whatever. I had bought a copy of a book, the author is dead, the photographer is long dead, the publisher and printer  no longer exist, I had no luck in finding any 'estate' of the author and the book is published by an organisation that no longer exists, and yet the copyright is allegedly still valid. The book is dated 1860. This is my own site, I do it for fun, there is no money to be made and is there for the world to see and use. The copyright laws are far too complex and very very hard to adhere to. If a person owns a photograph of something in WW2, do I have to search for an unknown photographer because he took it in 1943? Hardly likely, but according to copyright laws I am supposed to. If we all adhered to these laws nothing would be written, nothing would be published and this would be the emptiest internet in the universe.

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