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Wallasey Reflections

Wallasey expanded massively in the nineteenth 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. Les mer

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Wallasey expanded massively in the nineteenth 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, 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. Going forwards into the twenty-first century, the individual towns have managed to keep a distinctive identity.

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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Forlag
Amberley Publishing
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
ISBN
9781398114050
Utgivelsesår
2023
Format
23 x 17 cm

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