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More about Neston Stone Age to Steam Age

Burton in Wirral
A well researched book by a group of local historians. Edited by PHW Booth. Published by Burton & South Wirral Local History Society 1984 ISBN 0950914509. Out of print.

Burton to Heswall
The Archive Photographs Series. A substantial volume of black and white photographs with captions. Compiled by Pat O’Brien. Published by Chalford 1996 ISBN 0752406280

England’s Mistress
Emma Lyon’s meteoric rise to be Lady Hamilton, and Nelston’s mistress, and her tragic fall, are told with meticulous research, in a readable book by Kate Williams.

Published by Arrow 2007. ISBN 9780099451839

(The) Hooton to West Kirby Branch Line and the Wirral Way
A slim volume, illustrated in black and white, about the railway that served Hadlow Road, Willaston, Neston and Parkgate. Published by Metropolitan Borough of Wirral 1982. ISBN 0904582043

Neston 1840 – 1940
A well researched book by a group of local historians. Edited by Geoffrey W Place. Published by Burton and South Wirral Local History Society 1996 ISBN 0950914517. Out of print.

Neston and Parkgate
A slim volume, illustrated in black and white, by Jeffrey Pearson. Published by Countyvise Ltd. ISBN 0907768067

Neston at War 1939 – 1945
A well researched book by a group of local historians. Edited by Geoffrey W Place. Published by Burton and Neston History Society 1999 ISBN 0950914525

Neston, Stone Age to Steam Age
The early history of the Neston area has been carefully researched by a group of local historians. Edited by Susan Chambers.
Published by Burton and Neston History Society 2014 ISBN 0950914533

Parkgate & Neston Through Time
A soft back book of then and now photographs of Parkgate and Neston, written by Vanessa Greatorix. Amberley Publishing, ISBN 987-1-4456-0899-0

Pictures from the Past – Collection No Three of old photographs of Bromborough, Burton, Eastham, Heswall, Neston, Ness Mine, Parkgate and Willaston. A slim volume, illustrated in black and white, by Derek & Marion Young.

(The) Rise and Fall of Parkgate, Passenger Port for Ireland 1686 – 1815.
A well researched book by Geoffrey W Place. Published by Carnegie for the Chetham Society 1994. ISBN 1859360238 (softbacj); 094878993x (hardback). Out of print.

This is Parkgate
A slim volume, illustrated in black and white. Published by Parkgate Society. 2nd ed 1999, reprinted with amendments 2008. ISBN 9780953496402

Willaston’s Heritage
A slim volume, illustrated in black and white. Published by Willaston Residents’ and Countryside Society, 2nd ed 1997. ISBN 0953222004

Wyrale, Wirral Topics. A slim volume, illustrated in black and white, by Greg Dawson, Published by Dawson Publishing (of Irby). ISBN 0-9522598-2-6.

Yesterday’s Wirral – Neston Parkgate & Heswall
A slim volume, illustrated in black and white, by Ian & Marilyn Boumphrey. 1980. ISBN 0950725501

Yesterday’s Wirral No. 6 – Neston, Parkgate & Heswall
A slim volume, illustrated in black and white, Published by Ian & Marilyn Boumphrey 1991 ISBN0950725552

A few books on walks include history – see our walks page.

There are also booklets:

Parkgate Heritage Trail £2 from Mozkitos and Nicholls

Neston Town Trail free from Neston Library, Town Hall, and Community & Youth Centre.