This captivating book contains more than 200 rare archive images that explore the social and architectural history of Gateacre and Belle Vale. Although now suburbs of Liverpool, Gateacre and Belle Vale were once nestled in the heart of Lancashire countryside in the Little Woolton and Much Woolton townships. This collection of photographs recalls those bygone days. It features street scenes, shops, schools, houses - including the 'big houses' of Woolton Hill - and their occupants. Compiled from the extensive archives of the Gateacre Society, this is an essential volume for all lovers of photography and local history, and it will bring back many happy memories for those who know the area.