Wirral at War

Wirral at War

Regular price
Sale price
Unit price
Become a member and save up to 15%

Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.


Wirral at War by Mike Royden.

The Wirral Peninsula in north-west England experienced the tragedies and hardships of war at first hand during the two world wars. Many residents lost their lives in the conflicts both in active combat throughout the world and as a result of the Wirral being a target in itself, particularly around the docks and Birkenhead and Wallasey in the Second World War. Both wars had a devastating effect on local communities through the loss of life, the destruction of familiar places through intensive aerial bombing that in large areas destroyed or damaged virtually all of the buildings, the evacuation of children and the hardships experienced at home. Many served on ships keeping the vital routes from the docks open, the anti-aircraft batteries defending the docks in the Mersey, or on the RAF airfields on the Wirral. In this book, historian and author Mike Royden has captured the tribulations of the times, telling the stories of many local men, women and children during these trying periods. 

Wirral at War pays tribute to the people of this region who served, died and lived through the two world wars, and how they managed to endure in the face of the horrors of conflict.


Format: Paperback, 128 pages

Dimensions: 16.5 x 23.2 x 0.9cm

Publisher: Amberley Books

ISBN: 978-1-4456-7522-0


We aim to dispatch orders between 1-3 working days, however, as some items are stored at individual venues some orders may take longer. Orders are currently being dispatched between Monday and Friday. If you have any queries, please e-mail onlinesales@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Standard UK delivery is by Royal Mail and costs £3.50 but may be more for heavier parcels. Most items take between 1 and 5 working days to be delivered.

John Moores Painting Prize prints are dispatched direct from the printers, if you order prints with other shop items then your order will arrive in multiple deliveries. Please allow 7 days for dispatch of prints.

We use Royal Mail's airmail service to post overseas. This can take from 1 to 4 weeks and costs from £10.00 in Europe and from £15.00 for the rest of the world. As with UK delivery, this will be more for heavier parcels. Please be aware there may be local duty and/or taxes payable on goods delivered outside the UK. National Museums Liverpool are not responsible for paying these charges and they are not included in your payment to us.

If you would like to order a large number of items, it may be worth contacting us directly to enquire about shipping costs.

Christmas last order dates

Recommended dates for orders to be delivered before Christmas 2023-

UK - 17 December 2023

Europe - 11 December 2023

Rest of world - 10 December 2023


If you are not totally satisfied with your order, please return it to us. Goods must be returned in the same condition you received them within 45 days of receiving the order. We will issue a refund or replacement at your request subject to certain conditions being met.

For more details go to the Delivery and Returns Page.

These terms do not apply to John Moores Painting Prize original paintings. Please see separate Terms and conditions in the description.

Gift ideas

From Liverpool gifts to unique art-inspired accessories, we have a great range of gift ideas.

Shop Now