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  1. West Derby

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    West Derby


    The paragraph below describes West Derby in the early eighteenth century:

    The township lies on the edge of the open country, where the smoke-laden air of the city is exchanged for the fresher breezes which blow over open fields and through masses of foliage. True, there is hardly a break in the long line of houses from the city to the village of West
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  2. Toxteth a brief history

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    The authors William Farrer & J. Brownbill writing about Toxteth, described it as follows:


    This township, stretched for 3 miles along to the River Mersey, and stretches inland for 2 miles. The ground in the northerly half rises somewhat steeply from the river; inland there are several undulations, the highest
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  3. Liverpool Education Committee

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    Liverpool Education Committee
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    Elementary education began in Liverpool with the provision of a number of Sunday-schools for the poor, which were founded as the result of a town's meeting in 1784. These were rapidly followed by the institution of day-schools, provided either by various denominations or by endowment.
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  4. The Liverpool to Manchester Railway

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    The first railway line to be built between two cities was constructed from Liverpool to Manchester a distance of 48km (30 miles). The building of the line involved significant engineering expertise to cross Chat Moss bog, the Sankey Valley and cut through solid rock at Olive Mount. The term navvies (named after the navigators who had cut out the canals) was applied for the first time to the hundreds of travelling workmen, many from Ireland, who achieved this feat using little more than spades and
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  5. The Liverpool Underworld: Crime in the City

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    Crime in the City, 1750-1900


    In 1850 Thomas Carter, the Anglican chaplain of the Liverpool Borough Gaol, admitted that ‘our town has been acknowledged to be one of the most unhealthy towns in the kingdom. It is certainly notorious for being (so far as the criminal statistics show it) the most immoral.’ yet in the same year the Liverpool Mercury warned, ‘There is nothing more dangerous, in our estimate of the causes of social evil, than an implicit reliance on statistical
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