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  1. The Case of the Liverpool Leprechauns

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    Exceptional things were happening in Liverpool during 1964. The Beatles returned to the city on 10th July for the premier of their first film A Hard Day’s Night, 150,000 people lined the streets to greet them. But a less well known fact is that a few days earlier thousands of children, and curious adults, went hunting for leprechauns in a Liverpool park.
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  2. Everton Beacon

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    Everton Beacon, the small round tower, was built as a Bridewell or lock-up in 1787, however, the original beacon built to guide ships using the Mersey estuary stood over half a mile north of the round tower. It was built by Ranuf, Earl of Chester, in around 1230. The building was a plain square two storey building and housed a kitchen on its ground floor and a guardroom upstairs, it is said to have blown down during a storm in 1802.


    The title of the beacon passed to the lock-up
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  3. Merseyside’s Industries (Part Two)

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    The 19th century was a period of massive industrialisation and urbanisation across Britain and this was reflected in the Merseyside region. Although Liverpool was by far the largest urban centre within Merseyside, the development of a canal system and rail links throughout this period ensured better communications which allowed existing industries to expand and new ones to develop.

    The same period saw a rapid increase in the region’s population; Liverpool grew from 77,500 in 1801
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  4. Merseyside’s Industries (part One)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post
    The 19th century was a period of massive industrialisation and urbanisation across Britain and this was reflected in the Merseyside region. Although Liverpool was by far the largest urban centre within Merseyside, the development of a canal system and rail links throughout this period ensured better communications which allowed existing industries to expand and new ones to develop.

    The same period saw a rapid increase in the region’s population; Liverpool grew from 77,500 in 1801
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  5. St Georges Hall

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    St Georges Hall

    The site of the hall was formerly occupied by the first Liverpool Infirmary from 1749 to 1824. Triennial music festivals were held in the city but there was no suitable hall to accommodate them. Following a public meeting in 1836 a company was formed to raise subscriptions for a hall in Liverpool to be used for the festivals, and for meetings, dinners and concerts. Shares were made available at £25 each and by January 1837 £23,350 (£1,760,060 as of 2012)] had been
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