Second World War Articles/Papers

Ferries to the Rescue

The Mersey Ferries played an important role in the defence of the port of Liverpool during the Second World War, and also carried out vital war work elsewhere. The Manx ferries too, a familiar site on the river, played an indispensable role, working in many supporting roles for the military, and serving with great distinction and honour during the evacuation of Dunkirk.
Mill Road Hospital during the Second World War

The devastating events of the bombing of the hospital during the Autumn 1940 and May 1941.
(extracted from 'Mill Road - The People's Hospital' by Mike Royden)
Goodison Under Attack! 18 Sep 1940

(from Everton v Leicester City matchday programme 31 Jan 2018)
Any Chance of a Trial Mr Kelly?

Charlie Lewis had a dream
Breck Road Munitions Train Explosion

Radio 4's Making History programme received a query about an incident in the May Blitz of Liverpool in 1941. A listener wanted to know if it was true that a munitions train was hit in the residential Forfar Road area of Clubmoor. The producer called Mike Royden - and co-incidentally his mother knew the whole story first hand.

Everton F.C. Heritage

As a member of EFC Heritage Society, Mike Royden has written several articles about the club's history, including matchday programme articles and the WW1/WW2 Player's Remembrance Booklet.

Articles by Mike Royden

Collected articles and papers researched and written by Mike Royden, mainly covering the Liverpool, Merseyside, S.W.Lancs, and Cheshire area. Includes extended and illustrated versions of shorter published articles.

First World War

Articles relating to the Home Front and battlefield experience, including numerous soldier's biographies from various war memorial projects.

Second World War

Articles relating to the Home Front across Merseyside, Wirral and Chester, including the Blitz, evacuation and other wartime experiences.


History papers submitted on past degree accredited courses at the University of Liverpool Centre for Continuing Education (Tutor: Mike Royden)


Articles and papers researched and written by various contributors. (If you would like your work to appear here please submit by email. All work gratefully received.)

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