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World of Creative Dreams brings The Royal Hotel Liverpool to life in new novel


Situated in Lime Street, the Royal was run by the Winslade family, it was also their home.

After years of careful research, the descendants of the Winslade family approached Liverpool book publisher World of Creative Dreams to publish their family’s history.

Through old historic photographs, the building of the Royal Hotel is well known to those who have an interest in Liverpool history. From the early 1900s to the 1930s, the Royal Hotel once stood proudly outside Lime Street Railway Station. It was a famous hotel in its heyday.

The history that people know of today, was that the hotel eventually became a pub that was knocked down in the late 1960s to make way for the entrance expansion to the station.

The original author who started the project was Mabel Doreen Ford (who was the daughter of Mabel – one of the Winslade children featured in the book). Sadly Mabel Doreen passed away before her book could be completed, but her son, Dell Winslade, who was helping her with the project has continued on to complete the book in her memory and to fulfil her dream of having their family history published and to help preserve one of Liverpool’s unknown legacies.

The family consisted of parents Harry and Jane and their four children: Mabel, Tommy, Bill and Fred. They where involved in and affected by some of the city of Liverpool’s historical events, including the horrors of the First World War and its aftermath.

This is the story of how one family lived during these times from 1911 to 1919. The events would affect life in Liverpool for them and shape their futures.

The release date will be 1st November 2021 and will be available in bookshops and online.

For further information visit www.worldofcreativedreams.co.uk

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