The historic villages of Liverpool – built to a template?
All born-and-bred Liverpudlians (and many more people) will be aware that the city is made up of a collection of villages. The villages used to sit comfortably in their landscape, surrounded by fields, lanes, streams and hills. Over time, they were swallowed up by the emerging behemoth of Liverpool itself. In many ways Liverpool is unique […]
Five fossils of Liverpool’s founding year
On August 23rd 2007 Liverpool celebrated 800 years as a settlement! There are quite a few things which were laid down in 1207, the evidence of which is still visible today. 1 – Seven Streets Every historian of Liverpool should know about these: They are the original roads laid out when Liverpool was founded in […]
Churches, and Rural Landscapes in Urban Liverpool
This article was inspired by Celia Heritage’s article on parish churches. Her love of churches, in terms of history, began through researching family history and looking for ancestors’ gravestones. What to look out for in a parish church What to Look Out For in a Parish Church is the first article on the revamped Celia’s […]