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Bidston Hill in Winter

Bidston Hill in Winter

In no particular order…

In print

  • “Lighthouses of Liverpool Bay”, by John and Diane Robinson, The History Press, 2007. Available on Amazon.
  • “Bidston Observatory: The Place and the People”, by Joyce Scoffield, 2006. Available on Amazon.
  • “Faster Than the Wind: A History of and a Guide to the Liverpool to Holyhead Telegraph”, by Frank Large, edited by David Roberts, 1998. Available on Amazon.
  • “History of the Liverpool Privateers and Letters of Marque with an Account of the Liverpool Slave Trade 1774-1812”, by Gomer Williams. Reprinted 2004, with a new introduction by David Eltis, of the edition first published in 1897 by William Heinemann (London) and Edward Howell (Liverpool). McGill-Queen’s University Press (Canada), Liverpool University Press (European Union).
  • “The Windmills and Watermills of Wirral: A Historical Survey”, by Rowan Patel, 2016. Privately published, following the failure of Countyvise Ltd.
  • “Wrecks of Liverpool Bay”, by Chris Michael, 1994 . Available from Liverpool Marine Press.
  • “Wrecks of Liverpool Bay Volume 2”, by Chris Michael, 2008. Available from Liverpool Marine Press.
  • “The Liverpool Hurricane of 1839”, by Chris Michael, 2014, e-book (pdf). Available from Liverpool Marine Press.
  • “Lelia”, by Chris Michael, 2004. Available from Liverpool Marine Press.

Out of print

  • “Auld-lang-syne: recollections and rural records of Old Claughton, Birkenhead and Bidston with other reminiscences”, by Harry B. Neilson, Wilmer Bros, 1935.
  • “Bidston Hill Preserved: A Great Boon to the Populations on the Mersey”, by Edward Quaile, D. Marples & Co., Liverpool, 1894.
  • “Notes on the Ancient Parish of Bidston”, by Wm. Fergusson Irvine, Thomas Brakell Limited, Liverpool, 1894.
  • “History of the Liverpool Pilotage Service, Mentioning the Local Lighthouses and Lightships”, by John S. Rees, Southport Guardian, 1949.
  • “A Treatise on Practical Seamanship”, William Hutchinson, 1777. Re-printed 1979 by Scolar Press, London, with an introduction by Morin Scott, as ISBN 0 85967 566 1.
  • “Lighthouses: Their History and Romance”, William John Hardy, F.S.A., pub. Religious Tract Society, London, 1895. Available to read on-line at the Internet Archive.
  • “British Lighthouses: Their History and Romance”, J. Saxby Wryde, pub. T. Fisher Unwin Ltd, London, 1913,
  • “Lighthouse construction and illumination”, Thomas Stevenson, London, 1881. Available as an e-book from California Digital Library.
  • “English Lighthouse Tours 1801 1813 1818”, Robert Stevenson, edited by D. Alan Stevenson,  Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd, Edinburgh, 1946.
  • “The World’s Lighthouses Before 1820”, D. Alan Stevenson, Oxford, 1959.
  • “Watson’s general telegraphic list of ships’ names, for vessels of all nations”,
    Barnard Lindsay Watson, 1840, William Stephenson publ. Available on Google Books.
  • “The Old Telegraphs”, Geoffrey Wilson, Phillimore and Co. Ltd, 1976.
  • “Marine Art & Liverpool: Painters, Places & Flag Codes 1760-1960”, A. S. Davidson, Waine Research Publications, 1986, ISBN 0 905184 10 6.
  • “A description and list of the lighthouses of the world”, Alexander George Findlay, 1861. Available as an e-book from Google Play.
  • “Sailing Directions from Point Lynas to Liverpool”, Henry Mangles Denham F.R.S., 1840. Available as an e-book from Google Play.
  • “The Navigation of the Irish Sea”, Graham H. Hills, 1851.

In fiction

  • “The Wyrm of Kilgwry” by Brian Mitchell, 2005. Published by Countyvise. Ric and Lena’s adventures take them all over Kilgwry (an ancient name for Wirral, used by the Cornovii, a Celtic tribe) culminating on Bidston Hill. The horse carving will seem that little bit more magical from now on.
  • “The struggles and adventures of Christopher Tadpole at home and abroad”, by Albert Richard Smith, 1848. Available on-line as an e-book.
  • “The Dock Road: A seafaring tale of Old Liverpool”, J. Francis Hall, 1939.
  • “A Romance of Bidston Hill: or, Love and Fortune. A Christmas Story.” By F. A.
  • “One day I went a-walking: a ghostly tale from Bidston Hill”, by Robert Hughes, 2016.

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