A Little Oasis

    The Early History of Ashton Park West Kirby

    By Barbara Mason

    Published (1996) by Countyvise Ltd, 1& 3 Grove Road, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, Wirral CH42 3XS

    ISBN 0 907768 97 0

    This is not just a book about the history of a local park but gives a flavour and insight into the opening decades of the 20th Century in West Kirby and Hoylake. Barbara Mason’s research has illuminated a fascinating period in the development of the district.

    Barbara Mason’s grandfather, Edward Hadwin, was the second Park-keeper. She writes, therefore, with a lifelong interest in the park. As a keen local historian she has researched her subject thoroughly using archival material, early maps, memorabilia and oral history as well as her own vivid recollections.

    This book may be purchased:

    • from the tea shop on a Sunday afternoon, or
    • by contacting our Chairman Dave Wade, 9 Marine Park, West Kirby, Wirral CH48 5HN (tel. 0151 625 6184)