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‘Scouse Question Time 1207 – 2000’ – ANSWERS ©
1. The off-springs of which two rivers come together to form the River Mersey?
Goyt & Tame
2. What now stands on the site of ‘Everton Beacon’?
St Georges Church
3. Who is said to have completed the building of Liverpool Castle in 1235?
William de Ferrers
4. Which family lived in the ‘old hall’ in what is now Old Hall St?
5. Who won what for the third time in 1977?
Red Rum, Grand National
6. Can you name Liverpool’s original 7 streets?
Whiteacre (Mulne St, Old Hall St), Bonk or Bank St (Water St), Chapel St, More St (Tithebarn), Dale St, Juggler St (High St), Castle St,
7. Who were the original tenants of Radiant House – Bold St in 1938?
Liverpool Gas Co.
8. Where would you find the ‘Sanctuary Stone’?
Castle St, in road opposite Nat West
9. Who built Lydiate Hall c1470?
10. Who bequeathed Liverpool’s first Town Hall (which was Gilde House)
Rev John Crosse
11. Which Liverpool sea Captain is said to have spotted the Spanish Armada from his ship ‘Relief’
Privateer Captain, Humphrey Brook
12. In what year did the Royal Hunting Park of Toxteth have its park status removed?
13. Where would you have found ‘Jackson’s Dam’?
Sited on the shore line on what is now Sefton Street, occupied the area from the bottom of Warwick Street, across Northumberland Street. The complex included a tide mill and reservoir
14. Who was famously the 15yr old tutor/master at the Toxteth Ancient Chapel c 1611?
15. Where would you have found the ‘Fall Well’?
St John’s Lane
16. Which Toxteth astronomer discovered the ‘transit of Venus’?
17. In what year was Prince Rupert’s siege of Liverpool?
18. Why was Addison St previously called ‘’Sickman’s Lane’?
Plague – 200 persons died and were buried in Sickman’s lane, now Addison street.
19. In which year did Liverpool City Council pass a formal motion apologising for the City’s part in the slave trade?
9th Dec 1999
20. Where would you find ‘A Case History’ by John King?
21. What was Whitechapel previously called?
22. What was the cause of the dispute between Lord Molyneux and the Liverpool Corporation in the late 1660’s?
He wanted to build a bridge from Lord St across ‘pool’ to Church St
23. Liverpool had its first recorded imports of sugar in 1667, what was the name of the ship?
24. What did the ‘Liverpool Merchant’ trade in 1700?
200 slaves in Barbados
25. Who carried out the Leveson St Massacre in 1849?
26. Which family developed Knowsley Hall in the 1700s?
27. Who c1705 said of Liverpool: ‘Liverpool has an opulent, flourishing and increasing trade to Virginia and English colonies in America’
28. In what year was the Parliamentary Act passed to allow the building of Steers Old Dock?
29. What was on the site of the now Adelphi in the mid 1700s?
30. Name the famous Liverpool sporting artist born in Liverpool 1724.
31. Canning Dock is named after whom?
George Canning MP 1812-23
32. Duncan St was originally called what?
33. Why was Falkner Square nicknamed ‘Falkners Folly?
It was deemed too far out of town to be a successful development
34. What is unique about the source of the naming of Fontenoy St?
The only street to be named after a lost battle
35. What did Andrew Carnegie fund in Liverpool?
36. Tower Buildings was once used as a what (1737+)?
37. Who was Williamson Square named after?
Cobbler/shoemaker named Williamson
38. Why was the ‘Liverpool Blues Regiment’ raised in 1745?
Due to fear of Bonnie Prince Charlie marching from Scotland
39. Clayton Square was named after Sarah Clayton but who were the streets off it named after?
40. What was the key feature of St Thomas Church, Park Lane?
41. What is Molly Bushell famous for?
42. Where and what was Clarke’s Basin?
Off Old Hall St – Leeds/Liverpool Canal
43. What is the statue on top of Liverpool Town Hall?
44. What do the four figures above first floor portico of the Town Hall represent?
The four seasons
45. St Domingo House, Everton was named after what?
46. Who was Lydia Ann – Lydia Ann Street?
The wife of the owner of the Phoenix Foundry which stood on the street
47. Where was the Octagon Church – c1763?
48. What delayed the building of Georges Dock in the 1760s?
Hurricane storm ruined the work that had been done
49. In what year did Liverpool become a parish separate from Walton?
50. Who built the world’s first lighthouses to use parabolic mirrors?
51. What did George Stubbs release in 1766?
‘The Anatomy of the Horse’
52. Which four cities is Liverpool twinned with?
Cologne, Dublin, Shanghai and Rio de Janeiro.
53. On what day of the year was Liverpool’s historical market held?
11th November – St Martins Day
54. Liverpool’s first public gardens opened in 1767 – where were they?
St James Mount – Mount Gardens
55. Who produced this in 1769 – ‘The New and Accurate Plan of The Town and Port of Liverpool?’
56. Where was the original Liverpool terminus of the Liverpool-Leeds Canal?
Old Hall St/Earle St
57. In 1770 Richard and George Holden start publishing what?
Reliable ‘tide charts’ for the Mersey
58. What did Edward Rushton establish?
School for the Blind – Commutation Row, 1791
59. Who was Berry St named after?
The towns second dock engineer Henry Berry
60. Why is Catherine St so named?
After the Mother of William Jones, who was the first to build a house on the street
61. What was a feature of the first numbering of houses c 1773?
Sequential up one side down the other
62. Dukes Dock was built for whom in 1773?
Duke of Bridgewater
63. 1774 – Dr Matthew Dobson, a physician practising in Harrington Street was the first to discover what?
A link between sugar and diabetes
64. Why did sailors riot in Liverpool in 1775?
65. How much did Messrs Leyland and Dillon win in the state lottery in 1776?
66. William Lynn of Waterloo Hotel, Ranelagh St donated which famous cup?
The Waterloo Cup – hare coursing
67. Carnatic Hall (Mossley Hill House) was built by whom and named after what? (2pts)
Peter Baker captures the Carnatic with his privateering ship ‘Mentor’
68. Mersey Bowmen Society established in 1781 became what?
Mersey Bowmen Lawn Tennis Club (Sefton Park)
69. Where was Liverpool’s first purpose built prison?
Great Howard St
70. What number Rodney St was William Gladstone born in 1809?
71. Where is the ‘Little Wales’ plague situated?
Pall Mall (canal warehouses)
72. In which former church were the bodies of monks discovered in 2004?
St Peters RC Seel St (Alma de Cuba)
73. Why was Islington known as ‘Folly Lane’?
Was site of Gibson’s Folly (an inn with a tower)
74. Which famous poet was born at 118 Duke St on 25th Sept 1793?
75. What were the Goree Piazzas named after?
Senegal’s Goree Islands off the coast of Africa
76. Who wrote ‘The Life of Lorenzo de’ Medici’ in 1796?
77. Where was the original Athenaeum Club?
Top of Church St
78. Where would you find the earliest surviving bank building in Liverpool, and one of the first purpose-built banks in the country?
Brunswick St – Heywoods Bank
79. Where would you have found Walton Windmill – demolished c1920?
Springfield St off Walton Rd – behind Springfield pub
80. Where was William Hutchinson buried?
81. Which very large church once stood on Upper Duke St on the site now occupied by a Chinese warehouse?
82. Who took part in Liverpool’s last duel in 1805? (2pts)
Colonel John Bolton v Major Brooks
83. Where was Dr Henry Duncan born? (currently marked by a plague)
106 Seel St – site of Blue Angel Club
84. Where did ‘The Mole of Edge Hill’ build his house?
85. What was the name of Liverpool’s last slave ship?
86. How many times was Liverpool born William Gladstone Prime Minister?
87. Where did John Foster jnr. famously tour in the years from 1810?
88. What collapsed in 1810 sadly resulting in the death of 24 children and 3 adults?
St Nicholas Church spire
89. Where was the Saracens pub situated?
Site of Municipal Buildings Dale St
90. What was the first grand building erected in the new Victoria St c 1865?
91. Which two architects are credited with St Luke’s (Bombed Out) Church?
John Foster snr., and John Foster jnr.
92. Which paper, started in 1811, merged with the Daily Post in 1904?
The Liverpool Mercury
93. Which chapel once stood on the site of Roscoe’s Gardens, Renshaw St?
Renshaw St Chapel
94. The only assassination of a British Prime Minister, Spencer Percival, was by a bankrupt Liverpool merchant. What was his name?
John Bellingham, 11th May 1812
95. In what year was the Nelson Monument in Exchange Flags unveiled?
21st Oct 1813
96. Which four victories does the Nelson Monument in Exchange Flags commemorate?
St Vincent/The Nile/Copenhagen/Trafalgar
97. St George’s Church, Everton was built 1813-14, the first of three ‘cast-iron’ churches erected by whom?
98. What was the name of the ‘fields’ Abercromby Square and surrounding streets were built on?
99. Who instigated and funded the 33 drinking fountains inserted into dock wall c1859?
Charles Pierre Melly
100. What now occupies the site of Kirkdale Gaol built 1818?
Kirkdale Recreation Ground
101. What was added to the Town Hall in 1820?
102. What famously disappeared overnight one evening in 1820?
103. St Patrick’s Park Road/Park Place – was does the commemoration to ’10 priests’ remember?
The Liverpool priests who, attending the sick caught typhus fever and died in 1847
104. Where would you today find a statue of Father James Nugent?
St Johns Gardens
105. Where today would you find the George III monument?
Pembroke Place/London Rd
106. Which best friend of Jane Austin lived in Everton in the 1830s?
Miss Anne Sharp
107. Who is buried in the ‘pyramid’ grave at St Andrew’s Church, Rodney St?
William Mackenzie who built Edge Hill – Lime St tunnel
108. Grant Gardens, Everton was once a cemetery called what?
Necropolis or Low Hill Cemetery Everton
109. Where was the Liverpool branch of the Bank of England first opened in 1826?
In former private house in Hanover St
110. Who wrote the poem Casabianca (known as The Boy stood on the Burning Deck)
111. Which church built in Cornwallis St/Kent Street in 1826 had a 201ft steeple?
112. Pool Lane became which street?
South Castle St
113. Which famous four legged animal was once said to have stood on the Adelphi balcony in 1954?
114. Who designed the Oratory?
John Foster jnr.
115. Which department store was the scene of a fatal fire in 1960 resulting in 11 deaths?
116. Which church off Vauxhall Rd was nicknamed the ‘Black Church’ in the 19th Century?
St Martin-in-the-Field – Silvester St off Vauxhall Rd.
117. What type of spring was discovered in St James Cemetery in by Dr Thomas Houlston in 1773?
118. John James Audubon is famous for what?
All types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats
119. In what way where the Wapping and Crown Street tunnels a world first when built in 1826-29?
First under a metropolis
120. Where was The Apothecaries’ Hall – built c1846
Colquitt St/Wood St
121. Who was appointed the country’s first Medical Officer of Health in 1846?
Dr William Henry Duncan
122. Which astronomer from West Derby discovered Triton, the largest moon of Neptune in 1846?
123. In 1847 a statue of William Huskisson was unveiled by Sir Robert Peel outside the Customs House. Where is it now?
Dukes Terrace off Duke St
124. What did the Liverpool Water Act of 1847 allow the corporation to do?
Allow city to look outside of boundaries for water supplies, and buy the two water companies
125. Which Liverpool theatre did Charles Dickens performs at on 28th July 1847?
Theatre Royal, Williamson Square, on 28th July
126. Which famous silent movie star attended St Francis Xaviers School?
127. Where would you find ‘the six-sided clock’?
128. Where did John Cripps, shawl merchant and manufacturer, have his shop?
Bold St – No. 14 – 16
129. St Edwards College was established in which Everton house?
St Domingo House
130. St Albans Church in Athol St is now a what?
A climbing centre
131. Sarah Biffin, artist, who was buried at St James Cemetery in 1850, had overcome what major hurdle in her life?
‘Thirty-seven inches in height, possessed of neither hands nor arms’
132. James Baines – The Black Ball Line – clippers to Australia, was the inspiration for what 1980s TV series?
133. The ‘Derby Museum of the Borough of Liverpool’ opened in which building in 1852?
Union building on corner of Parr St/Slater St – still there – attracted 157,861 visits in its first 32 weeks
134. Ye Cracke in Rice St was originally called what?
135. Why was the widening of the River Weaver and the dredging of the Mersey and Irwell Rivers so important in the early 1700’s?
Makes movement of goods to/from Manchester, and Cheshire salt mines easier
136. What notable measures did Mayor Bryan Blundell take in 1721 to improve law & order?
Introduced measures to curb public drunkenness including a ‘cage/lock up’ and stocks at top of Red Cross St/Derby Sq
137. Who funded the original Bluecoat School in 1708?
138. Which American stayed at Mrs Blodget’s Guest House, at 153 Duke Street in the 1850’s
Nathanial Hawthorne, American Consul
139. 18-19 Abercromby Square was built for C.K. Prioleau, a South Carolina businessman. Who also famously lived here later?
Bishop Chavasse lived here, and Noel Chavasse VC winner
140. What did No. 8 Brougham Terrace become in 1889?
Britain’s first mosque
141. The Bank of Liverpool, founded 1831, eventually merged with which other bank in 1918?
142. St Martin’s Market became better known by what name?
143. Kitty Wilkinson was famous for what?
Allowed house to be used as wash house in 1832, and brought about the opening of Britain’s first combined public baths and wash house at Upper Frederick in 1842.
144. The Royal Northern Hospital which first opened in 1834 became known by what name?
David Lewis Hospital
145. The Judges lodgings moved to Newsham House in 1868 from which street just outside the city centre?
St Anne St.
146. Which street housed the Northend and Southend Abbatoirs in the 1830’s?
147. Who famously lived at No 3 Gambier Terrace in 1960 – name both!
John Lennon and Stuart Sutcliffe share a flat here – No. 3
148. Who was appointed the first The Liverpool City Police Head Constable in 1836?
Michael James Whitty
149. West Derby Union Workhouse became which hospital 1871?
Mill Road Maternity Hospital
150. Castle Moat House was built for which bank 1838-40?
North and South Wales Bank
151. Who was the architect for the 5th Customs House & Revenue Building?
John Foster jnr.
152. Where will you find Mornington Terrace?
Top of Duke St/Upper Duke St
153. ‘The Blackie’ is the name for which church – still standing?
Great George St Church, built 1840/41
154. Teutonic Hall (St James Hall) became which cinema?
Palais De Lux Cinema, Lime St
155. Where was Joseph Williamson buried?
St Thomas’s, Park Lane
156. What is the ‘Old Lerpoolian Society’ founded 1894 and still going?
Former pupils of the Upper School of Liverpool College
157. Who designed Princes Park?
Sir Joseph Paxton
158. Which school did Edwina Currie attend in Hope St?
159. What was the key reason for the Liverpool Warehouse Act of 1844?
The great losses caused by fires
160. What was the disaster at Sussex St Toxteth in 1845 in which people sadly died?
A huge iron tank that was being erected by the Liverpool and Harrington Water Works Company burst
161. Thomas Cook’s first ever trip for profit was to Liverpool in 1845 from which other UK town (now city)?
162. Who were the original founders of the White Star Shipping Line in 1845?
John Pilkington and Henry Wilson
163. Who laid the foundation stone for the Sailors Home in 1846?
Prince Albert on 31st July
164. Who was the architect for the Bank of England in Castle St?
C.R. Cockerell, 1846-48.
165. When founded in 1850 the Royal Liver Friendly Society was originally what?
A burial club
166. Who became the first Bishop of Liverpool in 1850?
George Hilary Brown
167. Who designed the world’s first air-conditioning system at St George’s Hall?
David Boswell Reid
168. Where was the Palatine Club?
169. Where did a mass snow ball take place in 1854?
170. Who was the founder of The Liverpool Daily Post in 1855?
Michael James Whitty
171. The riots inn February 1855 were known as the ‘***** Riots’?
172. What was formed in 1857 resulting in Liverpool Corporation receiving £1.5million compensation for loss of dues, and £1.143m for loss of …….?
Mersey Docks and Harbour Board
173. In 1857 two captured guns from which battle were placed outside St Georges and later moved to Wavertree Park?
174. Clarks shoe shop at 25 Church St was what in 1909?
UK’s first branch of Woolworths
175. In what year was Liverpool granted its corporate seal?
176. Which famous explorer lived at 20 Roscommon St for a short time in the late 1850s?
Henry Morton Stanley
177. Which Liverpool owned ship sank off Anglesey on 26th Oct 1859 with the loss of over 400 lives?
The Royal Charter
178. Robert Cain was once the landlord of Transatlantic Hotel. What is this pub called now?
179. Which shipping line was responbsible for the influx of Liverpool’s first Chinese immigrants?
Alfred Holt’s Blue Funnel
180. The Prince of Wales Theatre – Clayton Square, once the residence of Mrs Clayton, became which cinema?
Prince of Wales Theatre then The Jacey Cinema
181. Who famously once enrolled for a day as a Special Constable at Argyle St Bridewell?
182. Where did Jean Francois Blondin, world famous tightrope walker, perform in 1861?
Plumpton’s Hollow – Sheil Rd/Boaler St
183. John Hulley was famous for what?
Establishing the British Olympic movement and Liverpool Gymnasium
184. Brocklebank Dock, opened 1862, was named after whom?
Named after MDHB ex chairman Ralph Brocklebank
185. Sefton Park Cricket Club, founded 1862, had its first ground where?
186. Where would you find one of the ‘Liverpool Special’ post-boxes cast in 1863?
187. Who was Liverpool’s first Jewish Mayor (1863)?
188. Where was Dr. Sebastian Z. De Ferranti born (1864)?
130 Bold St
189. Where would you find the remains of the Liverpool & Wigan Boatman’s Mission?
190. Who famously held a Confederate Bizarre at St Georges Hall in 1864?
191. Which is the oldest repertory theatre in UK?
Liverpool Play House, Williamson Square
192. What did McGough, Henri, Patten publish in 1968?
Liverpool 8 Poets
193. The final act of the American Civil War took place in Liverpool on 6th Feb 1865, what was it?
The surrender of Confederate ship Shenandoah to the Mayor of Liverpool
194. What was the original name of The Empire Theatre?
Prince of Wales Theatre
195. Who produced the original draft design for Newsham Park?
196. Where was the Della Robbia fountain located?
197. Where was the original Owen Owen store opened?
198. Who paid his final visits to Liverpool including dinner at St Georges Hall on 10th April 1869?
199. St Martin’s Cottages, built 1869, where Europe’s first what?
200. Where on 24th Jan 1870 where 15 people crushed to death after ‘a shout of fire’?
St Joseph’s Grosvenor St
201. Where and what was Ramsbottom Chimney?
Smithdown Rd/Crown St – to extract steam from Lime St Tunnel – demolished 1960’s
202. Streatlam Tower, Princes Ave. was designed by W&G Audsley for whom?
James L Bowes wool merchant, 1871
203. Where was the Royal Southern Hospital located?
Caryl St, Toxteth
204. 24th Dec 1873 – The Vice-Consul of which country was killed crossing the rail line at Broad Green Station?
205. What was the function of Newsham Park Windmill erected c1874?
To maintain water levels in the Newsham Park lakes
206. Which notorious gang committed the ‘Tithebarn Outrage’ in 1874?
High Rip gang
207. The Liverpool Seaman’s Orphan Institution opened in Newsham Park in 1874, but were had it been temporarily housed previously?
208. Fanny Louisa Calder is known for starting what in late 19th Century?
Cookery classes for adults at St George’s Hall, Northern Union of Training Schools of Cookery in 1876, and the national Association of Teachers of Domestic Science in 1897.
209. The Liverpool British Workman Public House Company became which temperance ‘cafes’?
Liverpool Cocoa Rooms
210. The Sultan of ‘where’ visits Seaman’s Orphanage Newsham Park, 8th July 1875?
211. What was known as ‘The Bootle Bull’ at Gladstone Dock late 19th Century?
The North Wall Lighthouse, Gladstone Dock
212. Where would you find the ‘Spirit of Liverpool’ sculpture by John Warrington Wood?
Top of Walker Art Gallery
213. Where was the short-lived second Sailors Home which opened in 1878?
214. Who funded the St Nicks gardens opened 1891/92?
215. Where will you find Petony’s Building?
St James Place
216. Who is ‘The Steble Fountain’ named after?
Colonel Steble who was Mayor in 1874
217. Where would you find St Luke’s Art Workshop, built 1880?
218. Where would you find the former ‘Bradford Hotel’?
Corner of Pall Mall/Tithebarn St
219. Where was the famous Fleming’s Jeans shop?
220. There Sir Thomas Hotel was originally what?
Bank of Liverpool, built 1881-82
221. The Municipal Buildings Annexe on Dale St was built as what in 1882-83?
222. Which Liverpool hospital had Europe’s first horse-drawn ambulance service?
223. Ashcroft Building in Victoria St used to house the workshops for manufacturing what?
224. Which pilot boat sank off Formby Point on 29th Nov 1883 with the sad loss of 13 men?
The Good Intent
225. Where will you find Crown, Jerome, Carlisle and, Abbey Buildings?
Victoria St (tunnel end)
226. The Picton Clock Tower was presented to the people of Wavertree by architect Sir James Picton in 1884, as a memorial to whom?
His wife Sarah
227. Lucy Craddock was the first woman to do what in 1884?
The first woman doctor to practise in Liverpool, established and ran a surgery at 52 Huskisson Street
228. Sisters Margaret Higgins and Catherine Flanagan were hanged at Kirkdale Gaol in 1884 for what?
For murder of Margaret’s husband Thomas – arsenic poisoning
229. The company who recruited the Titanic band had offices on 3rd floor of No. 14 on which street?
230. Church House – corner of Paradise/Hanover St – was built as what in 1885?
Mersey Mission to Seaman, and a temperance pub
231. The SS Great Eastern was used by Lewis’s Dept for what in 1885?
Advertising on the Mersey
232. What year was Everton Library opened?
233. What included 3 tunnels, 2 tracks, 38 million bricks when opened in 1886?
Mersey Rail Tunnel
234. What year was the International Shipperies Exhibition held, and where? (2pts)
1886, Wavertree Park (Botanic Park)
235. Where will you find a Sicilian marble statue of William Rathbone by John Henry Foley and Thomas Brock?
236. Where was John Bagot’s Hospital?
Netherfield Rd North
237. Who was appointed the Honorary Japanese Consul at Liverpool, the first such appointment in the UK, in 1888?
James L Bowes
238. Kirkland’s Bakery is now which pub?
Fly in the Loaf, Hardman St
239. The heads of which two royals can be found on the front of the former Exchange Station?
King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra
240. The Sheltering Home for Destitute Children on Myrtle St was involved in the emigration of large numbers of ‘in need’ children to which country?
241. Who was famously consulted on the design of Liverpool Royal Infirmary – Pembroke Place 1887-89?
242. Where did Lizzie Christian sell flowers outside on a Sunday?
Newsham General Hospital
243. Where would you find a mast from The SS Great Eastern?
Outside The Kop at LFC
244. Which American cowboy appeared at Newsham Park in 1891?
245. Which building on Castle St has bronze doors by Thomas Sterling Lee?
Former Adelphi Bank
246. Where would you have found the ‘Dandy’ Pat Byrne drinking fountain?
Scotland Place opposite his ‘Morning Star’ pub
247. Which year was The Liverpool Overhead Railway formally opened?
4th Feb 1893
248. Which association was founded by Lee Jones in 1893?
Food and Betterment Association – still going on Lime Kiln Lane
249. Who funded ‘The Mystery’?
250. What previously stood on the site of the Liverpool and London Globe Insurance Building, No. 1 Dale Street?
First town hall
251. Where was the 21ton Horsfall Gun built?
Mersey Forge, Sefton St
252. What first did Liverpool Football (Rugby) Club achieve when formed in 1857
First ‘open’ rugby club in the world
253. Which old coaching inn was previously on the site of the Municipal Buildings Dale St?
254. Where was the Crooked Billet Restaurant?
Masons Building, Exchange St East (backed onto Quakers Alley)
255. Which building from 1874 still stands in Steble Street?
Steble St Baths and Washouse
256. The Calderstones estate was bought by which shipping magnate in 1875?
257. Where was Three Legs of Man Pub?
Corner of London Road/Lime St – now Empire extension
258. Who plotted to blow up the Town Hall in 1881?
259. The ‘Fruit Exchange Buildings’ – 10/18 Victoria St – were originally built as what in 1888?
Railway goods station
260. Which lovely Toxteth building, still standing, was funded by Sir Bernard Hall in 1889?
261. Where is the ‘Kansas Building’?
Corner of Stanley/Mathew St
262. Who paid for the building of The Sefton Palm House in 1896?
Henry Yates Thompson
263. Where was the ‘Victoria Settlement’ community centre?
York Terrace/Netherfield Road North
264. Which organisation occupied 14 Sir Thomas St?
City Education Offices
265. Who founded the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine?
Sir Alfred Lewis Jones
266. What ways 20 ton and was discovered in Crosby in 1898?
267. Designed by A.G. Lyster and built 1899-00 with one of earliest examples of Hennebique reinforced concrete. What was it?
268. Bessie Braddock was born in which Everton street?
269. The Bevington Bush Hotel was also known by what name?
Arden House (Salvation Army)
270. Where would you find the ‘King’s Pipe’?
Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse
271. Who gifted the city a number of libraries including Toxteth Branch Library?
272. Who had a number of prestige car outlets around Bold St/Renshaw St in the early 1900s?
273. Which famous piece of music was dedicated by the composer to the Liverpool Orchestral Society and had its premiere in the city in October 1901?
Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No.1
274. Which building comprises of 27 million bricks?
Stanley Tobacco Warehouse
275. Who received the Nobel prize for identifying malaria was carried by mosquitoes in 1902?
Sir Ronald Ross of Southern Hospital
276. Who was the engineer for Liverpool’s first ring road?
277. Highfield Infirmary/Sanatorium later became which hospital?
278. Where was Marks & Spencer’s first Liverpool shop in 1903?
279. Which building in Dale St was originally symmetrical until part demolished c1962?
State Insurance, built 1902/03
280. Who reportedly talked about the ‘managed decline’ of Liverpool in 1981?
281. Where was Victorian legend Spring-heeled Jack reportedly seen in 1904?
282. Which famous escape artist appeared at The Empire in 1904?
283. What major celebration took place in Liverpool in 1907?
The Liverpool Pageant – 700yrs old
284. In which building would you find a frieze containing Psalm 107: ‘They that go down to the sea in ships that do business in great waters these see the works of the Lord and his wonders of the deep’
Port of Liverpool Building/MDHB
285. Which building was demolished on Myrtle St in 1998-99 for the Liverpool Community College Art Centre?
Myrtle St Children’s Hospital
286. Which famous Liverpool brothers represented GB at the 1908 Olympic games 400m heats?
Noel and Christopher Chavasse
287. Which famous Liverpool department store opened in 1908 and is now a Wetherspoons pub?
288. A UK first opened at 25 Church St in 1909, what was it?
289. Where would you find an obelisk to Samuel Smith?
290. Who was the first woman to be elected to Liverpool City Council in 1909?
291. Born 22nd March 1910 at 11 Rodney St, author of The Cruel Sea, who was he?
Nicholas John Turney Monsarrat
292. Who was the first Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool in 1911?
293. Which world famous building was opened by Opened by Lord E. Lyulph Stanley of Alderley?
Royal Liver Building
294. Which author died at Liverpool Royal Infirmary on 3rd Feb 1911?
Robert Noonan (Tressell) – Ragged Trousered Philanthropist
295. Who made the first non-stop flight from Liverpool to Manchester on 7th July 1911?
Henry G Melly
296. Where now would you find the Memorial to the officers and men of The 8th, The King’s, Liverpool Regiment of Foot, who lost their lives between 1857-58 suppressing the Great Sepoy Mutiny?
Whitley Gardens Shaw St
297. In what context were 2 men shot dead on Vauxhall Rd on Tues 15th Aug 1911?
General Transport Strike
298. Where were 39 men killed in an explosion on 24th Nov 1911?
299. Where was Liverpool’s first boxing stadium opened 1911?
300. Which year was Radio City launched?
21st Oct 1974
301. Which was the first purpose built cinema in the city centre?
The Picture House/Futurist Lime St, 1912
302. Which dock was opened by opened by King George V and Queen Mary on 19th July 1927?
303. Which Liverpool born man compiled the world’s first crossword puzzle which appeared in the ‘New York World’ in 1913?
304. Where will you find the Florence Nightingale Memorial sculptured by Charles John Allen?
Boundary wall of Queen Vic Nursing Assoc. Building, Princes Rd
305. Which builder built Bootle’s Klondyke Estate?
William Klondyke Jones
306. Where will you find the Memorial to Sir Alfred Lewis Jones, unveiled 1913?
Pier Head opposite Royal Liver Building
307. The SS Hare sailed to Dublin from Liverpool on 27th Sept 1913 carrying what?
With food aid for strikers in Dublin Lock-out
308. Which suffragette placed a bomb at the Liverpool Cotton Exchange on 5th July 1913 (it did not detonate1)?
309. For what event was Edge Lane Hall demolished in 1913?
The Liverpool Exhibition
310. Who initiated The Liverpool PALS in 1914?
311. Annie Garvey was known as what?
‘The Pier Head Squatter’
312. The sinking of which ship on 7th May 1915 by German torpedo off Ireland, resulting in 1200 dead, lad to riots in Liverpool?
313. In what order were the Three Graces built?
PLC – Port of Liverpool, Liver, Cunard
314. Which two Liverpool ferries took part in Zeebrugge landings?
Iris and Daffodil
315. Which equestrian statue stands at the Pier Head?
King Edward VII – unveiled 1921
316. Which department store bought the land on which St Peters Church stood?
317. Which power-station was the first to have natural draught hyperbolic-curved reinforced concrete cooling towers – 1924?
318. In what year was the Anglican Cathedral consecrated by Archbishop of Canterbury in presence of King George V?
19th July 1924
319. Which family were the benefactors of the single, massive tower of the Anglican Cathedral? It is named after them.
320. In what year was the foundation stone of the Anglican Cathedral laid?
19th July 1904
321. Which two men started Vernon Pools?
George Randall Kennerley and Vernon Sangster
322. Which famous sculptor had his studios at Bluecoat Chambers?
Herbert Tyson Smith
323. Which tenements were known as ‘The Billogs’?
Kirkdale tenements – Owen/Melrose/Stanley/Fonthill
324. Where was John Lennon born?
Liverpool Maternity Hospital – Oxford St
325. Who was Liverpool’s and Britain’s first female Lord Mayor?
326. Where did the 1927 inaugural City Marathon finish?
Finishes at half-time in Anfield (v Blackburn)
327. Which two theatres/music venues had major fires in 1933?
Philharmonic Hall and the Royal Court
328. Which big three openings did King George V perform in Liverpool on 18th July 1934?
Walton Hall Park, East Lancs Road, Queensway Tunnel
329. Where will you fine the Simpson Drinking Fountain?
Wall of St Nicks
330. Where was Champion Whates Lodging House?
331. Who was the Liverpool born writer for Ken Dodd and Morecambe & Wise?
332. Which street was lost (runs through centre) for the building of India Buildings 1930?
333. The Palace Ice Rink, Prescot Rd built 1931 became what?
334. In what sport did England play v USA at Wavertree Playground in 1938?
335. What was the name of the Mersey Pilot boat which ran aground at Ainsdale on 26th November 1939 with the loss of 23 men?
The Charles Livingston
336. James Dunwoody Bulloch arrives in Liverpool in June 1861 with orders for 6 what?
Six steam vessels to block The Union
337. What was held in Liverpool on 14th June 1862 at the Mount Vernon Parade Ground with 10,000 spectators?
The 1st Grand Olympic Festival
338. Where was Ringo Starr (Starkie) born?
Madryn St, 1940
339. Where will you find the Horton and Walker Buildings, named after WWII heroes?
340. Which ship that sailed from Liverpool on 1st July 1940 was torpedoed with the loss of 805 lives?
341. Where was the 1940 bombing in Liverpool that Winston Churchill described as “The single worst civilian incident of the war”?
Ernest Brown Junior Technical School, Durning Road
342. Where was the Liverpool WWII Free French Navy Camp?
343. Which ship that left Liverpool on 3rd Feb 1941 sank and led to film ‘Whiskey Galore’?
344. Which building previously stood on the car park behind Municipal Buildings, Victoria St?
345. Where in Liverpool was Gerry Marsden born?
346. Who was Liverpool’s first catholic Mayor, 1943?
347. Sir Jacob Epstein has a famous sculpture in Liverpool – what and where?
Liverpool Resurgent – ‘Dicky Lewis’ – Lewis Ranelagh St. 1956
348. What was the spill from the construction of the Queensway Tunnel used for?
349. The world’s first helicopter passenger service took off from Liverpool in 1950 to where?
Wrexham, then Cardiff
350. Which Alfred Stevens sculpture was removed from St George’s Hall in 1950?
South Portico Pediment
351. Which pilot ship is exhibited in one of the Canning Graving Docks?
352. Who was the first Liverpool born woman to top the pop charts (1953)?
353. What year did Liverpool get its first Labour controlled council?
354. Where was the original Mardi Gras Club when opened in 1957?
355. The 22-year old Judi Dench made her professional stage debut at which Liverpool theatre in September 1957?
Royal Court Theatre
356. ‘The Violent Playground’ filmed in Liverpool in 1957 and starring- David McCallum, Stanley Baxter, Peter Cushing featured which tenement blocks?
357. Where was Bunny’s Store?
Holy Corner, Whitechapel
358. How did Julia Lennon die?
Hit by a drink-driver, taxi
359. Which building started in 1933, completed in 1958 used 6,000,000 bricks?
360. Why is the Casbah Coffee Club famous?
Basement of Mona Bests house, Pete Bests mum. Beatles used to meet there
361. ‘The Dissenters’ met in which pub in 1960?
362. ‘The Searches’ had a No. 1 single in 1960 with which song?
Sweet for My Sweet
363. Which department store was the scene of a fatal fire in 1960 resulting in 11 deaths?
364. What year was ‘Boys from the Black Stuff’ first on TV?
365. Where is Giles Gilbert Scott’s grave?
Outside entrance to the Anglican Cathedral
366. What were removed from the Princes Road Synagogue in 1961?
367. Who launched ‘The Mersey Beat’ magazine in 1961?
368. Where did John Lennon marry Cynthia Powell?
64 Mount Pleasant Registry Office
369. Which three tenement blocks were known as ‘The Piggeries’?
Haigh – Crosby – Cantebury Heights
370. Who was the architect for the Roman Catholic Cathedral?
Sir Frederick Gibberd
371. What climbed Concourse House?
La Princesse spider – 2008
372. Why did students occupy Senate House in March 1970?
Called for the resignation of the Marquess of Salisbury as Chancellor because of his expressed opinions on Southern Africa
373. The TV drama ‘The Onedin Line’ was based on which Liverpool sea captain?
Captain James Baines
374. Which film theatre (often mucky films!) closed in Clayton Sq in 1971 and was converted into the Blessed Sacrament Church?
375. The Echo/Daily Post moved to Old Hall St in 1973 from where?
376. Where were Mass Graves discovered (3,561) in 1973?
Old Swan Primary School
377. Where was ‘Tatlin Tower’ – Podium designed by Arthur Dooley, erected in 1973?
378. Who was the sculptor of the Beatle Statue – ‘Four Lads Who Shook the World’ in Mathew St?
379. Which Liverpool boxer won the WBC Light Heavyweight Crown in 1974?
380. The Real Thing had a No.1 with which song in 1976?
You to me are Everything
381. Who won what for the third time in 1977?
Red Rum, Grand National
382. What year was the Anglican Cathedral finally completed?
383. The last of which historical Liverpool family line passed away in 1980?
384. Can you name the first three ships to enter Steers dock in 1715?
Mulberry; Batchelor; Robert
385. What was Liverpool’s first newspaper (c1715) called?
386. When did Tate & Lyle close?
387. Which year did Pope John Paul II attend services at the Catholic and Anglican Cathedrals?
388. What would you find inside the Eleanor Rigby Statue (donated by Tommy Steele) on Stanley St?
A football sock, Dandy, Beano, clover, page of bible, four sonnets
389. Where was The Lybro Factory?
390. Why was the original Cavern Club demolished in 1973?
For a new railway tunnel ventilation shaft – which was never built!
391. Robert Wycherley died on 28th January 1983 – what name was he known by?
392. What event attracted 3.4 million visitors in 1984?
International Garden Festival
393. Which Liverpool band was the second band to get to No.1 with their first 3 singles?
Frankie Goes to Hollywood
394. On what date was Liverpool’s ‘King John’ Charter signed?
28th August 1207
395. Who was the witness for the ‘King John’ Charter?
Simon de Pateshill
396. Which year did the ‘Tall Ships’ first visit Liverpool?
397. Where were one million daffodil bulbs planted in 1991?
Sefton park by Marie Curie Foundation
398. In which year was the Grand National run on the Monday due to a bomb threat?
399. Who had a salt refinery close to The Strand c1697?
400. In 1914 who organised the ‘Town Hall Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Families Organisation’ to support wives and dependants of soldiers?
401. Where was Liverpool’s first recorded ‘Poor House’
Pool Lane (South Castle St) c1557
402. Which famous Liverpool family rebuild Croxteth Hall in 1575?
403. What started flowing to Liverpool in 1892?
Water from Lake Vyrnwy
404. Who was the first Doctor on Rodney St c1790?
Ambrose Dawson M.D.
405. Where did famous watchmaker and inventor Peter Litherland have a shop (marked by a plaque)?
Renshaw St, site that is rear of Lewis’s
406. James Maury was first in world what?
United States Consul – Paradise St
407. Where did the Quaker Meeting House and cemetery in Hunter Street move from in 1791?
408. In 1793 Liverpool becomes the first and only municipality with the right to issue what?
Issue its own money
409. What was the name of the famous Liverpool pavement artist born in Addison St in 1857?
410. Where would you find the 1861 Conacher Pipe Organ which is the oldest instrument of its kind still in existence?
St Anthony’s Scotland Road.
411. Which Liverpool body has three Liver Birds on its crest?
University of Liverpool
412. Where in Liverpool would you have found a statue of Flora MacDonald by Benjamin E Spence?
Stanley Park/Gladstone Palm House
413. Where would you find the following inscription?
St James Gardens (cemetery) chalybeate spring
414. Why are Gilead, Solomon, and Balm Roads in Kensington so named?
Because Samuel Solomon, of ‘Balm of Gilead’ fame lived opposite in the early 19th Century in ‘Gilead House’
415. By what name is The Charles Garrett Memorial Hall better known as?
Central Hall – Renshaw St
416. Where would you find Tracey Emin’s ‘Roman Standard’?
Outside The Oratory
417. Name the captain and sole survivor of the sinking of RMS Lusitania on 7th May 1915
Captain William Turner
418. What was the number of Liverpool’s ‘last tram’ in 1957?
419. What was given the title ‘Solemn Entrance in Time of War’ in 1941?
The first service to take place in the vast central space below the yet to be completed Anglican Cathedral Tower.
420. What was the 1949 film ‘Whiskey Galore’ based upon?
The sinking of the SS Politician in 1941 in the Outer Hebrides
421. In which city centre pub would you find the ‘First Class smoking room panelling’ from MV Reina Del Pacifico?
The Cornmarket, Fenwick St.