Oxton History


Following a successful bid for funding from Your Wirral, and thanks to an enormous effort from the History Group of the Oxton Society, the Oxton History Archive is located in Oxton Village Books, in the Williamson Museum and Art Gallery, Slatey Rd. The Archive is a collection of historical materials, written articles, pictures, postcards and maps of Oxton.  See the Williamson’s website for opening times if you would like to look at the Archive collection.


The contents of the Oxton Community History Archive are gradually being transferred online and will be available through this website. Items that have been downloaded so far can be viewed below.

A brief history of Oxton, by John Green

A history of Oxton: a compilation outlining the events of two millennia by John Green.

19th-century Oxton: a history by Ray Johnson.

Oxton road names: their origins.

Anecdotes of Poplar Road by Peter Urquhart.

Shops and shopkeepers: reminiscences of Oxton shops and their owners.

Slow and quiet: a view of the Village by David Charters.

Henderson’s Nursery: a former Village business by Ray Johnson.

The Oxton Society has a History Group which meets regularly to discuss local history and plan a range of activities, including Heritage Walks of the Oxton area.

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