Willaston lies in the middle of the Wirral Peninsula, approximately 4 miles east of the Dee Estuary and 4 miles west of the Mersey Estuary.
The first village school was built on the Green in 1859, opposite the Red Lion Hotel (now a house) at the expense of Mr Duncan Graham. It consisted of one room, with two further rooms added around 1877.
On 6th May 1935, a copper beech tree was planted by Charles W. Wright Esq. to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V. In 1966, an annual gathering on the last Tuesday of Christmas was established by the former Hadlow Green WI to sing ‘Carols on the Green’. This tradition has continued for over 50 years and is now run by Willastonhey WI. In 1977, Christmas Lights were put on the tree and an annual ‘switch-on’ is organised by the Willaston and South Wirral Rotary Club. Every spring crocuses grow under the tree, providing a symbolic new beginning for the village.
In 2018, WR&CS had a successful fundraising campaign to purchase new lights for the tree. These lights are owned and maintained by ourselves.
For many years, there was a Legion building in Willaston, in which may activities took place. To find out more about the history of the Legion in Willaston, click here.
To learn more about Willaston at the time of the First World War and the people from Willaston who gave their lives, click here.
Willaston is a very active village with numerous organisations and businesses. For a full list, click here.
The population is about 2500 people and Willaston still maintains its village atmosphere and community spirit. Willaston is a village large enough to be self sufficient but still small enough to remain a friendly place in which to live.
For information about the surrounding area, see the About My Area website.