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  1. Liverpool Workhouse Hospital

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    Liverpool Workhouse Hospital

    From is very early years of growth, Liverpool was able to attract labour to man its ships, and work its docks and transport, by absorbing the natural drift of people into the country and by the importation of workers from Ireland and elsewhere. The population in Liverpool had vastly increased by the end of the 18th and early 19th centuries, especially with emigrants from Ireland. Some of these were in transit to America or elsewhere, and instead of continuing
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  2. Jesse Hartley Dock Engineer

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    Jesse Hartley Dock Engineer

    When Isambard Kingdom Brunei’s famous iron ship Great Britain was launched in Bristol by Prince Albert on the 19th July, 1843, she was larger than any vessel then in existence-and the dock entrance was not deep enough for her to pass through. But she found a suitable berth in Liverpool, and from there she operated a service to New York. The man who planned and built the docks that could accommodate what was then the largest ship in the world was Jesse
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  3. Liverpool Writer - Frank Shaw

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    Frank Shaw

    Frank Shaw was one of Liverpool's great writers, known for his 'Lern yerself Scouse' book, Frank was a prolific writer and published many titles.

    This biography has been adapted largely from Frank Shaw's penultimate book You Know Me Aunty Nelly, published by Wolfe Publishing Ltd in 1970.


    Frank Shaw wrote a good deal and appeared before the public a good deal and, in both capacities, was very versatile. But his work, at least in the
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  4. Liverpool’s Institutional Buildings

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    In the 19th-century the suburbs of Liverpool were little different from that of the suburbs in many other developing cities. There were, however, special features that developed as a result of Liverpool's role as a port, which, if not unique, set it apart from many other places.

    By far the most vulnerable sections of Liverpool society were seamen and their families. Seamen themselves, on shore while their ships awaited cargoes or tides, were regarded as easy prey by the unscrupulous.
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  5. Kirkdale before 1850

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    Kirkdale lies on the north side of the city, between Liverpool and Bootle. In the early 19th century the land was still mainly in agricultural use, and the principal settlement, a small village with the chapel of St Mary, lay in the south-east corner of the township. Even at this early date, however, before Kirkdale began to be absorbed into greater Liverpool, institutions - some charitable, some governmental - figured prominently in the landscape.

    Purely local needs were served
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