Secret Dorchester and Around

Secret Dorchester and Around

Worktown's People

Worktown's People

Wallasey Reflections

Series: Reflections

Publication Date15th October 2023

Book FormatPaperback





A fascinating collection of merged historic and modern images that reflect the changes in Wallasey through the decades.
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Wallasey expanded massively in the 19th century following the construction of the docks, which brought in a wealth of other industries including shipbuilding. Wealthy Liverpool inhabitants moved to be beside the coast on the Wirral peninsula and the area also attracted visitors as a resort was built up at New Brighton. What was originally a number of villages merged into the town of Wallasey as housing spread well into the 20th century but in the second half of the twentieth century the town went into decline, having to rebuild following the devastation of aerial bombardment during the Second World war and as trade in the docks moved elsewhere but the individual towns have kept a distinctive identity into the 21st century.

Wallasey Reflections features an exciting collection of historic and modern pictures that are individually merged to reveal how the area has changed over the decades. Each of the 180 pictures in this book combines a recent colour view of Wallasey with the matching sepia archive scene. Through the split-image effect, readers can see how streets, buildings and everyday life have transformed with the passing of time. This fascinating visual chronicle ingeniously reflects past and present glimpses of Wallasey and will be of interest to residents, visitors, local historians and all those with links to the area.

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