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Local History of Liverpool and surrounding areas, articles, photos, maps, bulletin board, record office information, University courses, useful links, plus much more. Essential for all Local Historians!

Tracing Your Liverpool Ancestors

Tracing Your Liverpool Ancestors provides a fascinating insight into everyday life in the Liverpool area over the past four centuries. Mike Royden introduces readers to the wealth of material available on the city’s history and it’s people, while also providing an essential handbook for local and familyhistory research. Full details, latest reviews and ordering online.

Liverpool Then and Now

Liverpool Ten and Now takes the reader on a journey through a city once considered the 'second city of empire'. Some 70 historic photographs of Liverpool's past are paired with specially commissioned contemporary views taken from the same vantage point. You can see the same streets and buildings as they were 'then' and as they are 'now'. Part of the bestselling 'Then and Now' series, this charming contrast of old and new photographs highlights the stunning changes - and the equally amazing similarities - of one of the most loved cities in Britain, its well-known places but also some of its hidden gems. Full details, latest reviews and ordering online.

Web Sites designed and maintained by Mike Royden

From this page you can select the Web Site you require

Royden Family History Web Site


A family history site for the Royden name or family. History pages, the full tree, coat of arms, name meaning, guestbook, message board and feedback form for those who are or think they may be related.

Farndon Parish Local History Pages


Farndon is a village in the county of Cheshire, England, on the banks of the River Dee, 8 miles south of Chester, and close to the border with Wales. John Speed (1542-1629), the famous cartographer was born in Farndon, and King Edward the Elder died here in 924. There are several buildings of historical interest, including the Grade I listed medieval bridge and at least sixteen Grade II structures.

Bombardier Charles Royden R.F.A. (1881-1918)


Charles Royden was in the Royal Field Artillery in the First World War and was killed in 1918. It has taken many years of research to compile enough material for this modest biography. To ensure that even this was not forgotten visit these pages for a more detailed account of Charles Royden at the Somme and his war record.

Halewood Parish Local History Pages


Halewood lies to the south east of Liverpool and was once a township in the large parish of Childwall. This website is still in preparation and will hopefully be online by the end of summer 2007. Various aspects of Halewood's history will be covered, including articles, documents, photographs, maps etc.

Lewis Royden Photography


Lewis Royden's photography pages. Lewis is studying photography at college, but has already worked on professional assignments. This website showcases examples of his work, with subjects including landscape, msic and sports. Contact information is also included.

Liam Royden


Liam has been writing songs and performing around the Chester and Liverpool area since his early teens. His first band Cosmic Debris reached the final of Chester's Got Talent. Then his next band, Eastgate, won it the following year. He now fronts the brilliant band TIRO LARK. His personal website features photographs, live gig information and downloads of recent videos and songs. Contact information is also included.

Ellesmere Port War Memorial Project


Dedicated to the memory of Ellesmere Port men who have given their lives during confict, this site is an ongoing project attempting to piece together a little more background about the men who fought and died. It also ties in with tours of the Battlefields where we are trying to visit the graves or memorials of as many soldiers recorded on the Ellesmere Port War Memorial as we can. This website reports the results of those efforts and shows where future researches may lie.

Ellesmere Port Local History Pages


This site is an on-going local history project researched and compiled by Year 9 pupils of the Whitby High School under the guidance of Mike Royden. It is researched each year around November, but updated throughout the year. Topics include studies of the suburbs and villages around Ellesmere Port, eg. Great Sutton, Little Sutton, Capenhurst, Overpool, Whitby, plus local sites such as Poole Hall, Whitby Hall, and the Temporary Government Housing Programme (1944-49) Prefab site known as 'Tin Town', Hooton Hall and Hooton Airfield.

Everton F.C. Nostalgia Pages

Pages featuring latest news concerning Everton throughout the media, the Hall of Fame presentation evenings 1999/2000/2001, the Hall of Fame books and Lewis Royden, the Everton mascot presenting awards at the 2001 Gwladys Street Hall of Fame.

WWI Battlefields Tour

A tour of the World War One Battlefields of Flanders Fields, Belgium and Vimy Ridge and the Somme in France. Site contains full tour photographs, archive photographs, poetry, tracing soldiers who died in the Great War, plus links to useful sites.