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WHAT'S NEW IN MEMORIES AND PHOTOS:

 

The New Ferry Summer Community Event was held in July 2014.  See the 2010s page.

 

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You can also see Miss Johnson's class of 1937-18 at Port Sunlight Church Drive School. See the 1930s page.

 

You can read the e-book about the Bromborough Ju88 incident in 1940.

 

 

 

FURTHER READING, VIEWING & BLOGGING


RECOMMENDED READING:

"OLD BEBINGTON - A Portrait in Old Picture Postcards"  

Author: Dave Mitchelson

Publisher: S. B. Publications

First published: 1991

ISBN: 1870708733

Contains 94 pages, 28 of which feature photos of New Ferry from the 1890s to the mid 1930s (most of which appear on this website)

 

"AROUND BEBINGTON"  

Author: Pat O'Brien

Publishers: Chalford Publishing Company (1995) 
                   ISBN: 0752401211

                   Nonsuch Publishing (2005)
                   ISBN:  1845881303
                   Available from Alibris online bookseller

                   The History Press Ltd (2009?)
                   ISBN:  1845881303
                   Available from The History Press

Contains 160 pages, 15 of which feature photos of New Ferry from the 1890s to the mid 1930s (some of which appear on this website)

 

"WIRRAL - Tragic Tales"  

Author: Daniel K. Longman

Publisher: Sutton Publishing

First published: 2007

ISBN: 978-07509-4672-2

Available from The History Press

128 pages.  Contains a number of stories about tragedies in New Ferry, including a tragic house fire in 1840 which killed a young woman living close to the Esplanade area; and the drowning of a small boy in one of the clay pits behind Brownlow Road in 1909.

 

"WIRRAL On the Homefront 1939-45"  

Author: Ian Boumphrey

Publisher: Ian Boumphrey

First published: Not stated

ISBN: 1-899241-24-8

Available from www.yesterdayswirral.co.uk

128 pages.  Contains two pages of an interview with New Ferry resident Ron Smith who was a boy during the war, and with his father, witnessed the bombing of Liverpool from his home on the corner of Seafield Road and New Ferry Road.

 

"BIRKENHEAD AT WAR 1939-45, including surrounding areas & Bebington"   

Author: Ian Boumphrey

Publisher: Ian Boumphrey

First published: 2001

ISBN: 1-899241-16-7

Available from www.yesterdayswirral.co.uk

84 pages.  Contains numerous references to New Ferry including locations of air raid shelters, bomb damage to various streets, and an account and eyewitness statement about the Ju88 crash at Bromborough Dock.

 

RECOMMENDED VIEWING:

"WIRRAL - Memories of the 1900s to the 1920s"

DVD which includes footage showing Bebington station in 1910 - passengers boarding and departing by steam train in the fashion of the day.

"WIRRAL - Memories of the 1920s and 1930s"

DVD which includes footage showing a train at Bebington Station, Lever's employees arriving in the village via Port Sunlight Station, New Ferry Carnival in 1934.

"WIRRAL - Memories of the 1940s and 1950s"

DVD which includes footage showing the open air swimming pools in New Ferry and Port Sunlight.

"WIRRAL - Memories of the 1960s and 1970s" 

DVDs narrated by Monty Lister

Publisher: Pleasures Past

  Wirral - Memories of the 1920's and 1930's

RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:

"LIBERATOR31.CO.UK"   http://www.liberator31.co.uk/

Website of an enthusiast of Wirral's history - particularly Wallasey.


"WIKIWIRRAL.CO.UK"   http://www.wikiwirral.co.uk/

An excellent forum community website with a great source of Wirral information.


"ALAN GODFREY MAPS"   http://www.alangodfreymaps.co.uk/wirral.htm

Old ordnance maps of the Wirral.


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