A new look and a new name

by Martin

We’re entering a new era for the website and blog (!) as the site formerly known as Liverpool Landscapes is now called Historic Liverpool, and resides at Historic-Liverpool.co.uk. A lot of work has gone into the site recently, although there’s still a hell of a lot to be done. However, now you can read plenty of information about each township, and how it has evolved over the centuries. This will be improved over the coming months, and there are a handful of pages labelled as ‘Under Construction’. Feel free to explore these, though, as there’s a brief explanation on each as to what you will soon be able to find. At the moment I’m working on the Before Liverpool page [Edit 24/01/09: this has now been replaced with the Prehistoric Merseyside page), which will show all about how the natural landscape was formed, how it affects the way the city of Liverpool looks today, and follows this with the human occupation of the region from the earliest prehistoric periods up to the time of King John, and what influenced him to found a new town.

My favourite new feature of the site is the map background, which has changed from a dull green and blue to a full-featured 1940s Edition Ordnance Survey map. This is made possible by the Web Mapping Service on GetMapping run by Nick Black, using tiles scanned by the New Popular Editions staff. This makes my site look a hell of a lot better, so thanks to them for producing this project.

So keep an eye  on Historic-Liverpool.co.uk for more updates soon!

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