The Wallasey area can boast a continuous recorded history of more than 1500 years, from being 'Welshman's Island', through the years of its manorial estates, its more recent renown as a leading holiday centre, to a group of thriving communities within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral. This compilation of over 230 old photographs provides a visual record of Wallasey and its environs over more than a hundred years. It will bring back memories to the millions of day trippers and holiday makers who flooded into the area to enjoy all the attractions it had to offer, the pier, the Tower, the swimming pools, the fairgrounds, the parks, the busy shopping streets and all the other entertainments provided for their pleasure. This selection of images, however, is also a celebration of the contributions of the area's inhabitants to the achievements of the townships that make up this corner of Wirral; Moreton, Leasowe, Wallasey Village, Liscard, Egremont, Poulton and Seacombe. The people are shown at work and at play, in school and on the seashore, in the streets or attending special events.
This book will appeal to all Wallasey residents old and young, whether they live in the area or, like the author, look back with nostalgia on it as a place where they used to live.