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Hidden Wirral Myths & Legends present - The Wallasey Village History Tour. Wallasey Village was an agricultural area which had its own Mill, Quarry, Schoolhouse, Church, Public houses and various other places making it a self sustainable community. It is also the oldest inhabited area of the borough of Wallasey. The village has changed dramatically in the last hundred or so years and we will be speaking of the myths & legends, housing, shops, public houses and entertainment venues that were once situated in the area. Starting at Sheridan’s pub previously known as The Black Horse (which is believed to have taken its name from a horse that competed at the Leasowe Racecourse in the 18th Century) we shall then head to School Lane which was previously known as Nelson’s Gutter. Here was situated The Ring O’Bells pub, The Cheshire Cheese and various old cottages including a school. Using old photographs we will compare to how it looked then to present day and the dramatic changes that have been made. Walking in the direction of Poulton, we will be heading across St Hilary’s Brow and Breck Road junction to the former site of the Sebastapol Inn. Moving on we shall then head to the fascinating area of the old Wallasey Mill, The old School House and The Breck which was formerly a Quarry. Heading back to The Brow, we will then travel to St Hilary’s Church and the Tudor Tower, which is one of the oldest remaining landmarks in Wallasey. We will then be talking about the Hidden Tunnel situated beneath the Tudor Tower and its connections to the Pirates & Smugglers of Wallasey. Walking down Claremont road we will talk about the old Cottage Hospital that was situated nearby. Descending Sandy Lane we will then reach the Lighthouse Inn and the Farmers Arms which are both steeped in their own history. Moving past St Mary’s School we will then head to the Roundabout and Leasowe Road, speaking of more history as we pass by the old shops and cinema that were once situated along the row. Finishing at Sheridan's.