- Great Crosby
Great Crosby was a small village of
Vikingorigin until the arrival of the railway in the 1840s. The village grew rapidly during the late 19th and early 20th century and merged with a number of distinct areas with their own character, to form the Great Crosby urban district. These areas included:
* "Crosby Village", the main area for shopping,
pubs and restaurants
Blundellsands, a middle classresidential area close to the seafront
* Thornton, a residential area of semi-detached and detached housing which dates mainly from the 1930s.
The Great Crosby
urban districtannexed Little Crosbyin 1932. In 1937, the district was combined with the urban districts of Waterloo with Seaforthto form the municipal boroughof Crosby. This in turn was absorbed into the new Metropolitan Borough of Seftonon 1 April 1974.
Crosby has a cinema,the Plaza Community Cinema, which is run by volunteers, three fee-paying
schools (Merchant Taylors' Boys' School , Merchant Taylors' Girls' School, and St Mary's College), a number of comprehensives (including Sacred Heart Catholic College) and pleasant parks facing the sea.
Famous residents of Crosby have included:
Cherie Booth, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair
* the composer
Congregational Church, Great Crosby
* [http://www.northernclub.co.uk/ The Northern Club - Crosby's own superb multi-sport complex ]
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