Bibliography

Useful books containing information about Mersey Ferries

A number of books have been published over the years.

Birkenhead Priory and the Mersey Ferry by R. Stewart-Brown.
Published in 1925 by the State Assurance Co. Ltd, Liverpool.
A history of Birkenhead Priory and the ferries from medieval times to the 19th century.
Information about services and historical background, but little on individual ferries.

The Rise and Progress of Wallasey by E. Cuthbert Woods and P. Culverwell Brown.
Published in 1929 by E. A. Bryant, Liverpool.
A history of Wallasey services.
Contains one chapter dealing with ferries, including some drawings.

The History of Wallasey's Famous Ferry Service, compiled by Capt. J.L. Regan.
Published c. 1947 by Wallasey Corporation Publicity and Entertainments Department.
A pamphlet about Wallasey ferries written by a ferry captain.

West Coast Steamers by C.D.L.Duckworth & G.E.Langmuir, 3rd edition
Published in 1966 by T.Stephenson & Sons, Prescot.
A comprehensive history is given in one chapter. The rest of the book covers west coast services, including those from Liverpool to North Wales and to the Isle of Man.

Ferries Forever by David Charters.
Published in 1984 by Merseyside County Council.
A short book for general use.

The Mighty Mersey and its Ferries, by Richard Danielson.
Published in 1992 by Ferry Publications I.o.M. ISBN 0 9513155 4 4.
A small volume, originally priced at £4.95, provides an excellent overview, with plenty of illustrations:

Mersey Ferries Vol.1 - Woodside to Eastham, by T.B.Maund FCIT.
Published in 1991 by Transport Publishing Co.Ltd. of Glossop ISBN 0 86317 166 4.
Mersey Ferries Vol.2 - The Wallasey Ferries, by T.B.Maund FCIT & Martin Jenkins BA.
Published in 2003 by Black Dwarf Publications of Lydney ISBN 1 903599 08 3.
Two definitive volumes, in the £20 - £25 bracket, give very detailed information and a wealth of illustrations, maps and diagrams.

Mersey Ferries through Time by Ian Collard.
Published in 2013 by Amberley Publishing.
A photographic history with some text.