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  1. Canals and Transport

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post
    Liverpool’s status as ‘second city of empire' was to some extent dependent on the ability of the Corporation and the city merchants to maintain, improve and expand dock facilities.
    Improving transport links between Liverpool and other city's like Leeds, Manchester and London was also very important. Coastal shipping was of course important and continued to provide an excellent service well into the 20th century.


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  2. Fazakerly Liverpool -The township

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    FAZAKERLEY

    Fazakerley, 1321; Phesacrelegh, 1333.

    Fazakerley is the name of a town and family. It is a very old English name, originating from the county of Lancaster (now Lancashire), just North of the modern city of Liverpool.
    Originally, Fazakerley was the name of a piece of land. As was typical of the time, the name was later adopted by the family that settled on the land as their surname.
    The name is constructed from three Anglo-Saxon words, faes,
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  3. History of Gay Liverpool leading up to Gay Pride

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    In keeping with Liverpool's history as a major seafaring port, the local gay community can be traced as far back as the Victorian era. Whilst in the past research into this area has been limited and scarce, interest has grown considerably in recent times.
    In his 2011 lecture ‘Policing Sex Between Men: 1850-1971’, historian Jeff Evans examined 70,000 criminal records dating back to 1850 and was able to shed light on hundreds of records of men prosecuted under the Criminal Law Amendment Act
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  4. St Johns Market

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    This extensive structure, the largest of it's kind in the kingdom is 183 yards long and 45 yards broad and was erected by the corporation at an expense of £35,296. The first stone was laid on the 20th of August 1820, and the opening took place on the 7th March 1822. It is situate in Great Charlotte street and is built of brick, except the entrances, cornice and foundation which are composed of free stone . It is lighted by 136 windows. There are eight handsome stone entrances, three on each side
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