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Travelling around Belle Vale

Travelling around Belle Vale

Situated in Merseyside in North West England, Belle Vale is a small district not far from the River Mersey and just a stone’s throw away from one of the UK’s most visited cities – Liverpool. 

Belle Vale is where the Beatles legend, Sir Paul McCartney travelled to from his hometown in Speke to attend Joseph Williams Primary School during the late 1940s and early 50s. Sadly, the school no longer stands, but its memory lives on for the people of Belle Vale.

Belle Vale has excellent road links to surrounding areas. Arriva buses run a selection of routes in out of the town centre, with services to St Helens, Widnes and Wavertree, as well as Liverpool city centre and Liverpool John Lennon Airport.

Bomber plane from WW2

Belle Vale started out as a few cottages and farms and was originally part of a place called Little Woolton. But bombing during World War II led to a shortage of affordable housing, and Belle Vale was chosen as the site for more than a thousand pre-fabricated homes, increasing the population considerably. Throughout the 1930s and 1940s, the region was known for its jam factory, which later moved into the increasingly popular business of SPAM (not the digital kind!) Today, Belle Vale Shopping Centre is the area’s greatest draw, attracting visitors from across the region.