is a town in The Wirral
, on the left bank of the River Mersey
, opposite Liverpool
. The first Mersey ferry
began operating from Birkenhead in 1150
when Benedictine monks built a priory there. The area was later used for as a sea port and for ship building as it was close to the naval activity of Liverpool.
Birkenhead visitor guide,
Historic Warships at Birkenhead,
Birkenhead Parish History,
Population of Birkenhead
Other places in the world also called Birkenhead
- Birkenhead, a suburb in North shore, Auckland, New Zealand.
- Birkenhead Point, a shopping centre in Sydney, Australia, ?,
- Birkenhead Rock near Stanford, Western Cape, South Africa.
- The rock was named after the British troop ship HMS Birkenhead was wrecked there, a disaster that gave rise to the British Naval tradition of "Women and children first." See: HMS Birkenhead, HMS Birkenhead Memorial
- Birkenhead Lake and Birkenhead Provincial Park in British Columbia.