is a densely populated coastal county, lots
of people, spirit, humour, lots to see -
from land and air.
is one of many "New Towns" that were developed
after the 2nd World War in which Liverpool
suffered much damage to residential (as
well as other) property. When it was time
to re-build the authorities built new towns
some distance from the city itself. This
offered a fresh start to those in need of
housing, and was also intended to relieve
the over-crowding problems previously experienced
in densely populated areas around the city
of Liverpool. This policy of re-housing
the population of parts of Liverpool into
new towns further away was only partially
successful. By the 1970s some of the "Tower
Block" accomodation (high-rise flats) had
become unpopular because they were not thought
to be as conducive to social networking
and support as more convential ground-level
housing. Kirby continued to evolve and expand.
New sports and leisure facilities were added
in the 1970s and 1980s.
Kirby benefits from convenient road (including
bus) and rail access to the centre of Liverpool.
Yet it also benefits from its rural
surroundings to the east. These surroundings
include arable farmland towards Melling
(to the north) and east around towards Rainford.
South of Kirby (across the A580) is Knowsley,
and particularly the wide open spaces of
Knowsley Safari Park. Also south of Kirby
(and west of Knowsley Safari Park) is Croxteth
Country Park. This is a beautiful place
to visit, either to attend one of the large
events/shows that take place there, or just
to enjoy the grounds on a quiet day.
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