Local History Articles by Students and other Contributors:


University of Liverpool Centre for Continuing Education
Local History Accredition Course - Tutor: Mike Royden

(published by kind permission of each author who retain copyright)

Medieval Roby - 10th to the 14th Century

Frank Green

Roby and the 18th Century Turnpike

Frank Green

dungtn.jpg - 3kb “Without the key role played by local refineries in the refining of rock salt it is unlikely that the port of Liverpool would have expanded at the rate it did in the eighteenth century.”

Steven Horton

From `Norris Green Manor' in 1660 to `A Unit of Social Life' in 1926

Michael Walsh

maybrick To what extent was Florence Maybrick punished due to the moralistic attitudes of the day, rather than the evidence provided during her trial?

Steven Horton

Lark Hill Estate: The Heywoods and their Houses

Neville King

A Troublesome Little River - A discussion of the course of the River Alt and it's effect on the local landscape and communities.

Barbara Harvey

What made the development of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway possible?

Neville King

Sefton Park - An Evolution in Urban Park Design

Margaret J. Putt

Embryo of a Port- the early development of the port c.1715

Robert Storrie

The Effects of the New Poor Law (1834) on Liverpool

Lyn James

bearspawtodaytn.jpg - 3kb Evidence of a Workhouse in Cronton

Phil McGee

The Decline of West Derby following the creation of King John's Borough of Liverpool in 1207

Lyn James

The Decline of the Manor of West Derby and the rise of Liverpool during the medieval period

Norman Blake

Birkenhead Priory

Robert Storrie

The Monastic and Religious Orders in the Hundred of Wirral from the Saxons to the Dissolution of the Monasteries
- a study of the Monastic history and heritage of Wirral

Norman Blake


The Liverpool Transport Strike of 1911

William Jones
University of Lancaster

The Greek Gentleman

Anne L. Crowther M.A.

South Wirral - Ellesmere Port and surrounding hinterland

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 added to each year around November. 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.


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