Burton, Wirral

In the 1980’s I attended an Education Department senior management weekend seminar on the future of local education authorities under a regime of devolved budgets. It was held in Burton Manor – an adult education centre in the village of Burton, on the Dee side of the Wirral Peninsula and, about 7 miles North-West of Chester.

I was much impressed by the charm of the village whose history, some say, goes back to the 8th century. A settlement here is documented in the Domesday Book of 1066.

Before the River Dee silted up, the village was home to agricultural activities; an anchorage for ships trading with Chester; and a cross-roads for trade between areas as distant as North Wales and Lancashire. Today, many houses along its main street date back to the 16th century.

Much of the village is a designated conservation area.

I particularly liked the little bus-shelter with its tiny library

Author: writingandphotography0531

My name is Gerald Murphy. I am a retired local government officer. At the time of my retirement I was an IT manager and had associated responsibilities for training. I had previously been involved, in various organisations, with aspects of industrial training and management development. My main hobby is photography and, until 2016, hillwalking in Snowdonia. Sciatica has put an end to mountain walks and, as a carer for my wife, opportunities for photography excursions are now more limited. Since July 2022, I have started using this site as a photobook.

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