The Good, The Bad, And The Scouse – Toxteth.TV
I am very pleased to be involved as a volunteer researcher for this fascinating project which hopes to ‘unearth some of Liverpool’s unsung heroes and undisclosed villains from the past and bring their stories to life’
My role involves researching stories about Toxteth on digital and microfiche records at Liverpool’s fantastic Central Library. It has already enhanced my appreciation of the social and economic opportunities, the challenges and the rapidly changing Toxteth in the period 1850 – 1900. The style of reporting in the Daily Post of the era helps paint a clear picture of what life was like.
One sadly repeated occurrence that strikes me so far are the many reported deaths of very young children attributed to being ‘over-lain’ due to sleeping in the same bed as parents.
My biggest challenge in carrying out the research is not getting distracted by the many other fascinating reports in the old newspapers that I just can’t resist reading!
I will not share specific stories unearthed so far as all will be revealed by Toxteth.TV and Splendid Things in due course. You can visit the Blog here:
The final outputs from the project will include:
- A Heritage Trail
- Educational Resources
- Eight of the best stories from Toxteth’s past will be transformed into animations accessible online and on DVD. QR codes will link the interpretation banners to our online content