During the Victorian era, the British Seaside became a popular destination for the working class citizens of Britain. At over 380 pages of historical information and pictures, this book captures just how popular, the area of New Brighton on the Cheshire coast became during Victorian times. Not only was New Brighton popular during the 19th century, but it was formerly a haunt for Pirates & Smugglers, most famously with Mother Redcaps Inn. Lost treasure still remains underneath New Brighton, in Networks of smugglers tunnels that run to all corners of Wallasey. New Brighton was a front runner in many departments, it once housed the biggest tower in Britain, it still has the longest promenade in Britain and even had a football team playing in the top flight of football. The book introduces the reader to the creation of a Seaside resort , from start to finish. Following the devastating fire in 1969, New Brighton which was the most popular Seaside resort in the North West, slowly disappeared into a ghost town during the latter half of the 20th Century. However new investment in the 21st Century has encouraged visitors to return again to a once popular Victorian Seaside Resort.
Tony Franks-Buckley was born in Birkenhead and lives in Wallasey near Liverpool. After studying History at Liverpool John Moores University, he has progressed into a further historical role, writing local history on Wirral. He is the author of short stories, pirate fiction and several books.
Has written books such as:
New Brighton - A Victorian Seaside Resort.
Wallasey - Days Gone By.
The History of Birkenhead & Bidston.
An Introduction to the West Wirral Coastline.
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Wirral Peninsula.
The Treasure of Treasures - Part 1 Ye Black Rock
The Hector Hornsmith Diaries
The Inventor's Quest (Coming Soon)