|allertonOak is for anyone
who would like to learn more about and explore
Liverpool, Merseyside, Wirral and the surrounding
areas (the red box on the map). The site name was
adopted from an ancient tree in Calderstones Park
in the south of Liverpool. The site is organised
partially into four large sections that you can
access using the buttons below:
Over a thousand photos with
commentary, local history, personal
thoughts and links to more specialised
Illustrated descriptions of the best
walks in the area, cross referenced to merseySights
and with printer friendly options.
Aerial photographs of the region.
18th and 19th century engravings of the
|In addition to the above
is a series of special features on topics
of particular interest:
History of Allerton and Mossley Hill
This is a detailed illustrated history of
Allerton and Mossley Hill, two suburban
areas of south Liverpool, covering
geological origins, prehistoric
inhabitants and their remains, the
Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, the
Normans and the subsequent Lords of the
Manor, the early landscape and byways,
distinguished residents and their
properties, ecclesiastical institutions,
public parks, roads and railways, and
connections with the Beatles.
Origin of Local Place Names
A comprehensive guide to the origin of
place names in and around Merseyside.
|Remember that you can
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or other search engines by typing allertonoak.com
into the 'Site or domain' box
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hope you enjoy your visit and I would like to
offer you a warm Scouse welcome (Liverpudlians
are known as Scousers, after the
gastronomic delight of boiled root vegetables and
meat we are thought to eat all the time).
Merseysiders are proud of their region, and
rightly so. It is exceptionally rich in history,
culture, interest and visual appeal as I hope you
will agree. If allertonOak satisfies
your curiosity about Merseyside, causes pangs of
nostalgia if you are an expat or simply gets you
away from the telly, then it will have served its
purpose. Best of all, why not visit Merseyside
and take a look for yourself.
|What's new at allertonOak?
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contribute information of any kind, I'd
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the Scales Family
||A detailed study
of the origins of my family name and the
historical families (some famous, some
less so) associated with it in England
and Western Europe.
impressions of a scouser in Australia.
||My mate Brendon
Cox's site, an ongoing project focussed
on Cheshire, including the Wirral
Peninsula. He has an entertaining and
engaging style and I'm looking forward to
is the work of Laurence Scales
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Allerton Oak in about 1900
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