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.
The History of Wallasey website was set-up in 2008 and is the hard work of many local historians who take the time to contribute original material for your enjoyment and hopefully to aid you in your research. Other websites will often copy our work without any acknowledgement (some calling the work their own for self gratification and financial gain). Imitation is a sincerest form of flattery but always remember where you read it first - on the original History of Wallasey website!
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'