The Illustrated History of Liverpool's Suburbs
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 and illuminates the lives of people who lived in them.
His fascinating book will appeal to anyone with an interest in the story of Liverpool. 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.
David Lewis’s fascinating survey will be essential reading and reference for Liverpool residents, past and present, who take an interest in their neighbourhood and in the complex, surprising history of the city itself.
David Lewis has spent many years exploring Liverpool and Merseyside, either on foot, through the archives or through photographs, and he has worked with photographers and other writers on exhibitions and radio pieces about the city.
He now lives in the Welsh Marches and his walk blogs and Seasonal Journals reflect his love for both rural and urban landscapes.