Birkenhead: An Illustrated History Ralph T. Brocklebank

ISBN: 9781859833506

Published: January 1st 2003

Hardcover

176 pages


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Birkenhead: An Illustrated History  by  Ralph T. Brocklebank

Birkenhead: An Illustrated History by Ralph T. Brocklebank
January 1st 2003 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 176 pages | ISBN: 9781859833506 | 10.57 Mb

The story of Birkenhead is vividly retold in this lively new history of the town, illustrated by over 200 maps, engravings and photographs from the superb archive at Birkenhead library.Ralph T. Brocklebank recalls Birkenheads origins as a tinyMoreThe story of Birkenhead is vividly retold in this lively new history of the town, illustrated by over 200 maps, engravings and photographs from the superb archive at Birkenhead library.Ralph T.

Brocklebank recalls Birkenheads origins as a tiny fishing community in a sheltered cove on the Cheshire coast, its medieval importance as a Benedictine priory and crossing point on the Mersey, and its swift, troubled development as a commercial and industrial rival to Liverpool during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Larger-than-life characters like industrial entrepreneur William Laird, architect Joseph Paxton, and philanthropist Charles Thompson all feature in the story, as do famous residents like the poet Wilfred Owen.



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