This is Speke


Speke was planned in 1936 as a complete town for 22,000 people, living in 5,700 houses and flats. An industrial estate was also planned, with schools, civic centres, a cinema, a stadium and a pleasure beach on the banks of the River Mersey.

Unfortunately building work was interupted by WW2 and not completed until 1957. Many of the amenities, such as the cinema and pleasure beach were never built. At one point Speke was the 2nd largest housing estate in western Europe with over 35,000 people jammed into less 5,000 homes.

Speke is situated 8 miles south of Liverpool city centre, right next to the famous Liverpool John Lennon Airport.




The layout of the estate has not changed in the last 50 years, there are currently 4,300 homes housing over 12,000 people



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