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  1. Liverpool Anglican Cathedral

    [QUOTE=BobEd;412068]Liverpool Cathedral is the Church of England cathedral of the Diocese of Liverpool, built on St James's Mount in Liverpool and is the seat of the Bishop of Liverpool. Its official name is the Cathedral Church of Christ in Liverpool but it is dedicated to Christ and the Blessed Virgin. The total external length of the building, including the Lady Chapel, is 189 metres (620 ft) making it the second longest cathedral in the world; its internal length is 146 metres (479 ft). In terms ...
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  2. William McKenzies Tomb

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    Interred in 1851, William MacKenzie’s name is mentioned in many Liverpool guidebooks owing to the fact that grave is marked with an impressive fifteen foot (4.57 metre) pyramid shaped tombstone.
    The story, often told as a sworn truth, goes that McKenzie was a keen gambler and left instructions that he should be entombed above ground within the pyramid, sitting upright at a card table and clutching a winning hand of cards . Some tellers go one step further asserting that MacKenzie ensured
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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. R.I.P Geoffrey Hughes

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    Geoffrey Hughes
    2 February 1944 – 27 July 2012



    Geoffrey attended Ranworth Square Primary School, Liverpool, until the age of 11. He then moved on to attending Abbotsford Secondary Modern School in Norris Green, Liverpool 11. He started his career in repertory at the Victoria Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent. This was followed by his first West End production, the Lionel Bart and Alun Owen musical,
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  5. Liverpool - The Home of the Confederate Fleet

    [QUOTE=BobEd;410710]During the American civil war, Liverpool was the unofficial home of the Confederate fleet.



    The first act of the war - the first shot of the civil war was fired by a cannon made at 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 ...
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