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How can you not be fascinated by the history of Liverpool! "If Liverpool did not exist, it would have to be invented” - Felicien de Myrbach. liverpool1207blog.wordpress.com Liverpool UK #JFT96

Parr St Mill – Fire Report

For those who have followed my many tweets about the 2016 Parr St mill fire here is a link to the Liverpool City Council Report: Extract: 5.0 Recommendation It is recognised that the unauthorised demolition represent a criminal act, which … Continue reading

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A History of St. Andrew’s Scottish Presbyterian Church Rodney St., Liverpool – Ebook

On the south perimeter wall, facing Maryland St, the modern graffiti poetically declares; ‘Happiness is a journey not a destination’ I don’t know the motivation of the writer but the phrase does somehow feel appropriate to the church it ‘adorns’. … Continue reading

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The rapidly disappearing Liverpool

It is easy for some to label those who wish to preserve our built heritage as ‘heritage looneys’ or ‘stuck in the past’ etc. I am one of those who see the wisdom in retaining, were feasible, what we can. Not just … Continue reading

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A History of St. Paul’s Church and Square, with Contemporary Cuttings

As I walk around Liverpool, which I do on an almost daily basis, the one question above all others I hear myself saying is along the lines of ‘What was there before?’. Sometimes the answer is easy and is within … Continue reading

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The Future for Dale Street?

Liverpool city centre is a busy, vibrant and welcoming success story, which through difficult times still manages to expand. It is however true that some streets fare less well than others, and one of these is one of our original … Continue reading

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The Picton – a cautionary rhyme

The PICTON. A Cautionary Rhyme by Maud Budden You can’t make a noise in the Picton, They won’t stand a clatter or brawl. You must ask for your books With intelligent looks Or you won’t get a volume at all. … Continue reading

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Reece’s Ballroom, Parker Street, Liverpool

Local developers Jamworks are currently in the process of transforming the former Reeces Ballroom at 11 – 17 Parker Street, near to Clayton Square Shopping Centre, into 19 one-bedroom flats and 72 studios. The ground floor is currently Superdrug. Previous plans in … Continue reading

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The Liverpool Porcupine – Revisited

The Liverpool Porcupine A heads up to a new and developing project from the History Dept. at Liverpool University has been brought to my attention and is well worth a visit: THE LIVERPOOL PORCUPINE [REVISITED] About the site:  The purpose of … Continue reading

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The Main Bridewell and Dale St shops site

The Main Bridewell, and the ‘Dale St shops site’ Liverpool It is not every day that we can celebrate the preservation, restoration, and rebirth of an iconic and historic Liverpool building. This was indeed the case though following some superb … Continue reading

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St Mark’s Church, Upper Duke St 1803

St Mark’s Church of England, Upper Duke St 1803 – 1908 What was one of Liverpool’s largest churches, and lasted over a century before closure and demolition, did not get off to the most auspicious of starts……..read more

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