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18th October 2017
Liverpool, Merseyside, Wirral and North-West Cheshire: Photos, Information, History, Walks and Links
What is allertonOak?
allertonOak is for anyone who would like to explore and learn more about 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 into three large sections:
A large number of original photos and other illustrations, with history, architecture and much more, organised by region.
Illustrated descriptions of some of the best walks in the area with mobile and printer friendly options.
Detailed and lavishly illustrated, cross-regional special features.
Remember that you can search allertonOak using Google or other search engines by typing into the 'Site or domain' box (or its equivalent) in addition to your usual keywords.
I hope you enjoy your visit and I would like to offer you a warm Scouse welcome (Liverpudlians are of course 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?
Click the NEWS button to find out. If you would like to share your thoughts about this site or contribute information or corrections of any kind, I'd like to hear from you. You can email me privately or as a contribution to the guest book (particularly appreciated) using the buttons below (please do not alter the subject line in the email). The mailing list is only used to tell you when the site has been updated. Please note that I can not help with genealogical matters.
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Other Stuff
Genealogy of 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.
Duck-Billed Platitudes The rambling impressions of a scouser in Australia.
CheshireTrove 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 more.
allertonOak is the work of Laurence Scales
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The site is entirely non-commercial.
The Allerton Oak in about 1900
Liverpool Coat of Arms
The Liver Bird