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Wirral, Aerial Photographs
Pictures taken in 1995

Back in 1995, I was part of a group of 6 runners from Warrington running clubs who were invited to represent the borough and Colin Parry's peace initiative, then known as The Warrington Project, by running in the Belfast Marathon.  The event was particularly memorable for me for many different reasons, not least of which was that I achieved my lifetime personal best time of 2:57:50, finishing in 61st position.

We flew from Liverpool to Belfast and in doing so, took off across the Mersey then flew diagonally over the Wirral Peninsula, from Eastham on the banks of the Mersey to West Kirby on the Dee estuary.  Knowing the Wirral area well, I took full advantage by taking several pictures on both the outward and return journeys.  Some of them are published on this page.

A few technical notes on the pictures:  All were taken with a 50 mm lens.  These images were scanned from the original 7 x 5 inch prints at 300 dpi and have been enhanced, cropped, resized to 800 x 600 pixels, and quality-adjusted to about 140 KB.  Each picture opens in a new browser window.


Eastham

Click for full size image - opens in new browser windowQueen Elizabeth II Dock and the locks that form the start of the Manchester Ship Canal


Bromborough

Click for full size image - opens in new browser windowWirral's industrialised Mersey coastline from Bromborough Pool to Birkenhead, showing Rock Ferry Pier, Tranmere Oil Terminal and, in the distance, the ferry terminals


Bebington

Click for full size image - opens in new browser windowThe Town Lane and Kings Lane area of Higher Bebington, with Tranmere Oil Terminal and Cammell Lairds on the waterfront beyond


Tranmere

Click for full size image - opens in new browser windowIn the centre is Prenton Park, home of Tranmere Rovers FC, with the leafy suburbs of Prenton in the foreground and Birkenhead town centre and waterfront behind


Prenton

Click for full size image - opens in new browser windowWoodchurch Road from the top of Swan Hill to the Half Way House lights, with Oxton beyond and Birkenhead Park and Docks in the distance


Noctorum

Click for full size image - opens in new browser windowNoctorum with the M53 motorway and the Bidston-Wrexham railway in the foreground and Wirral Ladies Golf Course behind


Landican

Click for full size image - opens in new browser windowLandican Cemetery with Arrowe Park Roundabout in the foreground (since replaced with traffic lights) and the edge of Arrowe Park Hospital just visible on the right


West Kirby

Click for full size image - opens in new browser windowMarine Lake and the Dee Estuary at West Kirby

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Updated 09/06/09