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  1. Merseyside's Industries (Part Two)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post

    The 19th century was a period of massive industrialisation and urbanisation across Britain and this was reflected in the Merseyside region. Although Liverpool was by far the largest urban centre within Merseyside, the development of a canal system and rail links throughout this period ensured better communications which allowed existing industries to expand and new ones to develop.
  2. Campbell Square Bridewell

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    Campbell Square Bridewell is one of Liverpool’s Victorian gaols it is believed to have been built in the mid 19th century. Charles Dickens is said to have been sworn in as a special constable here for one night in the 1860s to carry out research for his book, The Uncommercial Traveller.
  3. St Luke's Bombed out Church

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    The site of St Luke's was granted to the town by Lord Derby in 1791 it was a condition of his gift that the land should never be devoted to any other purpose than the site of a Church. The foundation stone was laid on the 9th of April 1811 by James Drinkwater Esq, the Chief Magistrate of Liverpool. The design of the church had been drawn up by John Foster Snr and the church was built by his son, John Foster Junior, the Corporation architect and surveyor. In addition to being a parish church, it
  4. Alabama House

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post
    Alabama House, 10 Rumford Place, unofficial Confederate embassy.

    During the American civil war, Liverpool was the unofficial home of the Confederate fleet. Three significant acts of the war involved Liverpool.

    The first act of the war - the first shot of the civil war was fired by a cannon made in Lydia Anne Street.

    The very last act of the war - Captain Waddell of the CCS Shenandoah walking up the steps of Liverpool Town Hall surrendering his vessel
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  5. Herdman Watercolours

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    William Gawin Herdman (also known as W. G. Herdman; 1805–1882) was an English author and painter, known for his scenes in the Liverpool area.

    Herdman was a self-taught painter who started sketching in his early teens, documenting the city of Liverpool, making notes about how the city and its buildings were changing as the city
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