The story behind the bombing of Wallasey in World War II is set to be brought into focus by a new book and now the people behind it want to hear from witnesses to the devastation.

August 10, marks the 80th anniversary of the first bomb falling on Wallasey during the Second World War. While the story of the Blitz on Liverpool is well documented, the attacks on Wallasey are less so, but Richard Jackson and David Hearn of Community Interest Company The Dusty Teapot are planning to rectify this.

With the co-operation of Wirral Libraries, all of the approximately 3,000 Wallasey bomb damage photographs have been digitised and many of them are to appear in a book which is to be published in August to mark the anniversary.

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However, photographs tell only part of the story and Richard and David would like to add a personal aspect to the book. The photographs show widespread damage in Wallasey but it is only from the words of people who experienced the raids first hand that the full horror of those events 80 years ago can be fully revealed and understood by those of us who did not live through those times.

Richard told the Globe: "We had a well advanced plan to undertake a large oral history project which would have recorded, on film, the memories of people who lived through the Wallasey Blitz in order to tie up these memories with photographs.

"Present restrictions have meant that such a project will not now be possible but we are determined to collect as many memories as possible in order to create a written and pictorial record for future generations."

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If you lived in Wallasey (the present political constituency, including New Brighton, Leasowe and Moreton) between 1940 and 1942 the Dusty Teapot Company would love to hear from you.

There are a number of ways that you can pass on your memories: Film yourself on your phone – or ask a friend/family member to help send it by email or through the Twitter feed - @thedustyteapot. Email your memories to or request a callback by using the same email address.

Older readers who do not use email are welcome to contact the Globe and we will pass phone numbers on.