After all the kerfuffle and bluster of recent posts, I thought it would be nice to share a few more light topics, i.e. great sites for Liverpool history buffs like yourselves.
Journeys in 1955
I can’t (more…)
This blog, as well as Historic Liverpool (and *ahem* the book!) is all about the historic landscape. It’s about the shape of the city, its growth, and what it’s like to live, work and play in it. So, this (more…)
Welsh Streets in Anfield, from a 1960s street map
A hoo-har is brewing over the proposals to demolish the small terraced (more…)
Entrance to the Liverpool Club 2, by iirraa via Flickr
Liverpool is looking to add to its huge box of musical awards (Birthplace (more…)
As you might gather, it’s all about the awards this week – bidding and winning.
First up, it’s the brilliant International Slavery Museum, which gained an honourable mention at the UNESCO Madanjeet Singh (more…)
Update: The BBC has reported that the Main Bridewell was sold at auction for £450,000 to a developer. Though the article mentions that ‘In 2004 developers discussed turning the building into a luxury hotel’, (more…)
I just watched A Comics Tale, narrated by Alan Bleasdale. It’s part of the BBC’s Liverpool season, and concentrated on Liverpool’s comic past, and was filmed in 1981. Throughout, it trumpeted Scousers’ (more…)
Great plans are afoot to turn Liverpool into a port to rival New York, Dubai and Singapore. The plans take the form of a document stating that – if several current projects are pulled together in the (more…)
Having recently taken ownership of the Beatles Story in the Albert Dock, Merseytravel have added a new Fab Four attraction to their collection: a set of bushes in the shape of the band.
A new Mersey Observatory (more…)
After last night’s successful People’s Opening on St. George’s Hall Plateau, tonight sees the second part of the festivities for the start of the Capital of Culture year. Again starting at 20:08 GMT, Liverpool: (more…)
Liverpool has been chosen as a case study as part of research by the Arts and Humanities Research Board, in partnership with Dr. John Schofield of English Heritage and National Museums Liverpool. The research (more…)