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A site dedicated to photographs and History of old Liverpool

  1. The Nelson Monument

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    In 1805, Liverpool City Council resolved to commemorate Nelson's victory at the Battle of Trafalgar by erecting a monument and voted to pay 1,000 towards its design and construction.



    In Exchange Flags stands The Nelson Monument, Liverpool's first important piece of public sculpture, it was intended to "express the town's gratitude for the decisive victory
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  2. The Wellington Monument

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    Standing proudly at the top of William Brown Street on Commutation Row, is the fluted stone Wellington Monument. A 14 foot statue of Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, cast from cannon guns captured at the battle of Waterloo, stands on top of an 81 foot column unveiled in 1863.
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  3. Derby Square and St George's Crescent

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    On November 2nd, 1825, just forty years after the date of the first Improvement Act of 1785, the Council resolved to apply for an Act for opening and widening Lord Street, Castle Ditch, Pool Lane, and other places, where the houses were old and had become dilapidated, whilst the streets were very narrow and unsuitable for the growing commerce and population of the town. The Act having been obtained, the houses of the Castle Ditch, opposite to St. George's Church, were demolished, and the building
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