Crosby's own local newspaper, the Crosby Herald, publishes a regular 'Memories' column that features stories and photographs from the area's past. It is a popular column and made more so because of the endless supply of old photographs provided for it by local collector Tom Heath. In this book, his second series of old images in the series, he again takes readers on a nostalgic tour of the old Merseyside communities of Crosby, Waterloo, Blundellsands, Seaforth and Litherland.
Using over 200 photographs, this collection shows, in some detail, how local streets and buildings looked, and how they have changed, over a period of one hundred years. Most of the photographs in the book were taken by the Crosby photographer and stationer Stephen Cushing who died in 1973 and had a studio and shop in Moor Lane Crosby for thirty years. He was a prolific photographer and fortunately much of his work survives today. The images here were almost all selected from the author's own extensive archive of local memorabilia.