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  1. The Liverpool Cotton Market

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    The Liverpool Cotton Market

    In the infancy of the trade, when the arrivals into Liverpool were small and intermittent, the cotton imported was for the most part sold to dealers, who retailed it to spinners in Manchester, Blackburn, Bolton, and other centres. Sometimes it was sold direct to the dealers by private treaty; at other times by auction, either by the importers themselves or by brokers in their employ.


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  2. Canadian Pacific Ships

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    Canadian Pacific Ships

    In the early 1880s, the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) negotiated with the Government of the United Kingdom to establish trans-Pacific steamship routes between Vancouver and the Far East. The trans-Pacific services of Canadian Pacific were begun by Sir
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  3. Poem for the Fallen by Laurence Binyon

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    Poem for the Fallen by Laurence Binyon


    Asked if I knew where the familiar lines "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old" originated, prompted me to add this post. the words are from the fourth stanza of a poem by Laurence Binyon.

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  4. Royal Court Theatre

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    Royal Court Theatre

    Built in the 12th century, the Royal Court Theatre was originally the site of a water well. In 1826 circus owner, John Cooke, bought the site for his circuses, plays, operas and concerts, and it became known as 'Cooke's Royal Amphitheatre of Arts.' During this time, Pablo Fanque, the black circus performer and proprietor immortalised in the Beatles song, Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite! performed here as a part of William Batty's circus. In 1881, the building
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  5. T J Hughes

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    T J Hughes

    T J Hughes is the best known name in London Road. Indeed, the company itself, T J Hughes, is one of the most famous retailers in Liverpool and was a major name in shopping centres and towns throughout England and Wales.


    It was perhaps inevitable, from the day he was born on 21st March 1888, that the company’s founder, T J Hughes would eventually choose to set up in business as a retailer in his home town, the city of Liverpool. Thomas J Hughes’ father,
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