Hello and welcome to the History of Wallasey website, the place to be for the story of the places and the people of our great borough. I hope to transport you on a journey through the rich and wonderful heritage of this region, exploring its eventful history, investigating its unique culture and inspiring you to learn more.
We learn about the rise of New Brighton, from a popular social watering place to a thriving holiday resort that could rival Blackpool and Southport. We look into the social and economic development of the borough as we remember the large houses that dominated the skyline and the shops that have long gone.
We remember the people who made a major contribution to the improvement and development of Wallasey and we also remember the ever changing face of our parish, including the way we travelled by trams, trains and buses as well as looking at our cinemas, churches and theatres.
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What's New : - May 2013
This month we have a two-part detailed history of 'Wallasey and King Cholera' which was one of the most feared infectious diseases of the 19th Century Industrial age. Maps, photographs, painting etc bring the story alive. Read why bad sewage and bad housing in Seacombe was to claim lives and the Wallasey Governments response to each outbreak..
Research Items To Be Removed From Local Libraries <Please read>
First World War Project - If you lost a relative in the First World War and have any photographs or documents can you please e-mail me using the Contact page.
In the series 'Shopping in Wallasey' we look at the way our families use to shop in the borough. We look at each favourite shopping area including Liscard and Wallasey Village.
From horse-drawn to electric we follow the definitive story of a transport system that caught the publics imagination in 'History of Wallasey Tramways'