Sunday, 17 June 2012

Wallasey



Where is Wallasey? Ask any number of people where Wallasey is and you are greeted with a confused look and a pondering mind. It's not exactly off the beaten track either. Crossing under the tunnel from Liverpool into Wirral you find yourself just a stones throw away from Wallasey.

The Domesday Book records the settlement as Walea, and a document of 1351 mentions it under the name of Waleysegh, from wala (Old English, "Welsh") and eg ("island")—literally, "island of the Welsh". Settlements have been established here for some time and there has been a church as Wallasey since the 6th century. Wallasey used to be well known for the number of shipwrecks caused by the rising tide and busy shipping lanes.

Wallasey has a population of circa 50,000 citizens. With an impressive Town Hall and excellent views across the Mersey, there is not much in the way of local interest or attractions. However, Wallasey benefits from being in close proximity to Liverpool and is near the Historic Warships Museum. The main trade is in ship repairing, flour mills and the services sector although Wallasey is primarily a residential area.

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