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  1. Calderstones Park

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post

    Calderstones Park
    is situated in the Allerton area of the city and from 1845 until 1954 the stones that gave the park its name were situated in a circular arrangement on a site at the junction of Calderstones Road and Menlove Avenue. It is believed that the stones belonged to a burial chamber that was covered by a large mound of earth and that they were used as a tomb around 5000 years ago.



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  2. Sefton Park Palm House

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    Sefton Park covers some 269 acres of land, it was acquired by Liverpool Corporation from the Earle of Sefton in 1867. Architects Lewis Hornblower and Edouard Andre, who won a competition that year, designed the layout.



    The park was opened by the Duke of Connaught in 1872 and the Palm House in the park completed in 1896. The Palm House was a gift to the city by Henry
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  3. Royal Liverpool Seamen's Orphan Institution

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    In the nineteenth century there was no welfare state for the relief of unemployed or destitute sailors, their families or even their orphaned children. The shipowners and merchants of Liverpool played an integral role in raising the interest of the people of Liverpool in welfare provision for seamen and their families. The archives, which relate to maritime charities and missions, demonstrate
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