The Illustrated History of Liverpool's Suburbs
is the first single-volume history of the development
of the residential areas of the city. The author chronicles
the growth of the suburbs from the early 19th century
and illuminates the lives of people who lived in them.
The narrative is illustrated with more than 200 photographs,
drawings and maps from Liverpool Record Office –
most of which have never been published before.
David Lewis shows how the countryside, farms and
villages developed into the urban streets, residential
areas, shopping districts and industrial estates that
are so familiar today. In the course of the last 150
years, the outskirts of the city have been transformed,
and they have expanded, in a way that would astonish
Liverpool residents of just a few generations ago.
In this detailed and fully illustrated account of
the suburbs, the author offers a concise history of
each district. He also features local anecdotes and
folklore and recalls remarkable episodes and notable
individuals who played their part in the story.