Guided Tours

If your ancestors are from the Merseyside / Wirral / Chester / West Cheshire area, you may wish to take up the offer of a guided tour to visit the sites and locations which relate to your family history. We are very experienced in giving guided tours in all these areas, plus historical sites in North Wales, the city of York, and the Battlefields in Belgium and France.

This is obviously a bespoke package specifically tailored to your needs and personal requests, and will be quoted accordingly.

Our most recent tour involved a minibus tour with a party of nine touring the Liverpool suburbs and city sites relating specifically to the family history of our client's ancestors.

Tours can be arranged either as a result of the history revealed in our research, or to complement research carried out by yourself.

Do get in touch and we can discuss what you would require.

Same site today

The redevelopment is striking - the Overhead Railway was demolished by 1958, the New Quay warehouse was demolished in the 1960s and the brutalist New Hall Place has dominated this scene since 1974 with the Atlantic Tower on the right.

Liverpool Overhead Railway

The Liverpool Overhead Railway opened in 1893 and initially ran from Alexandra Dock in the north to Herculaneum Dock in the south, a distance of six miles. This was the first electrically powered overhead railway in the world.

Pier Head Today

George’s Dock was closed in 1900 and filled in to create the Pier Head and a plateau for the iconic Three Graces. The Liver Building opened in 1911, while the Leeds & Liverpool Canal in the foreground, was extended in 2009.

Pier Head Georges Dock

The Pier Head is so familiar that this view of 1891 looks quite extraordinary. The George’s Dock opened in 1771, while the church of St Nicholas, is in the centre and the soot blackened Tower Buildings on the right.

Court housing, typical of the densely crowded back to back residences in Victorian Liverpool, both to the north and south of the city centre.

Central Liverpool and the Pier Head c.1900
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