At the beginning of the 19th century the small country village of Woolton, near Liverpool, boasted a population of less than 500 people and two taverns.
Fifty years later the population had exploded, as had the number of licensed houses, which in the 1870s numbered almost forty.
By the early 20th century they had mostly disappeared. This book identifies where the lost beer houses once stood and what happened to them.
Their stories open a window into a bygone time, providing an insight into the colourful history of the village, its inhabitants, the police, the courts, and the licensing laws.