(Images of England)
by Mike Chitty and David Farmer. Published by Tempus in July 2004, and reprinted by The History Press in 2013.
128-page paperback, 235x165 mm,
Compiled on behalf of the Wavertree Society, this volume contains over 200 black-and-white images, together with informative captions, which give an insight into the history and development of Wavertree during the past two centuries.
The photographs - many of which have never before been published - cover a wide range of subjects. They include well-known local landmarks such as the Picton Clock Tower, the Monks' Well, the Lock-up, the Liverpool Blue Coat School and several churches, as well as lost-but-not-forgotten features like Wavertree Mill, the Lake, the Cottage Homes and Sandown Hall.
There are street scenes of the old village, Olive Mount, the Penny Lane area, Smithdown Road and the pioneering Liverpool Garden Suburb - and photographs of local sports teams, schoolchildren, 1930s Rose Queen festivals and other community celebrations.
Most of the images are derived from Edwardian picture postcards, but there are some earlier scenes - along with several from the 1970s which, for various reasons, have now become 'historic'.