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    Moses Benson (1738 1806) Slave Trader

    Moses Benson (1738 1806) town-house on the corner of Duke St/Kent St, 1831, by James Brierley.

    'Between 1775 & 1806 Moses Benson can be associated with no fewer than 67 slaving ventures.'...
  2. One of Liverpool's earliest recorded Bowling Greens

    A New map; Exact Survey of the River Dee or Chester-Water - is most humbly dedicated and presented to his most sacred Majesty. William the III King of Great Britain France and Ireland by Capt. G....
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    From "Ladies Walk" to Coal Bunker

    According to Edward Baines, in his book, History of the County Palatine and Duchy of Lancaster (1836), there were two 'Ladies Walks' in Liverpool: one parallel to Duke Street and another just off Old...
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    The Custom House steps, Old Dock

    The steps were unearthed during the recent Liverpool One excavations. This was Liverpool's fourth Custom House, completed in 1722, and stood at the east end of the Old Dock. This served before John...
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    Fire Insurance Maps, Liverpool, 1888

    Fire Insurance maps, Liverpool, 1888, now available to view online at the British Library site - at the link below:
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  6. Possibly Liverpool's earliest recorded drainage system?

    Timothy Lightoler's plan of Liverpool, 1765 - prepared to show a design proposal for George's Dock (opened 1771). He also included existing parts of the dock system including Canning Dock, Old Dock...
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    Everton Beacon

    Everton Beacon occupied a site close to where St. George's Church resides today, until it was 'felled' in a storm in 1803, according to Robert Syer's account in his book, The history of Everton,...
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    Liverpool's Ducking Stool

    Every town had its own ducking-stool (also known as a cuck or cucking-stool). It was an instrument of punishment meted out by the town court for the offense of scolding or back biting - - normally...
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    Seth Davy at Bevington Bush

    Seth Davy at Bevington Bush, with Bevington House Hotel shown in the background. This is where I think he's standing, based on the location of hotel, the small cottages in the background, and the...
  10. Buildings on Bath Street, 1811

    Buildings on Bath Street, by George Anthony, titlted 'The Site of Regent's Dock, Liverpool', 1811.

    This was the Mersey shoreline, its wharfs, buildings and trade before the construction of Princes...
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    Liverpool Ship Building

    Liverpool once had a thriving ship building business, first within the Pool itself, prior to building the Old Dock, and also along the Mersey shoreline from the Pool to St Nicholas's Church....
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    North Fort, Liverpool

    'The entrance to the [Mersey] harbour is guarded by the North fort on the Liverpool side, and by the New Brighton fort on the Cheshire side.

    The North fort stands on the shore adjacent to the N...
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    Keeping Time on the Mersey

    The first image is a painting of a pedestian bridge that connected George's Dock gate to St Nicholas' Church. It's most distinctive feature was the red 'time ball' fixed on its stair half-landing.
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    Liverpool Castle, Derby Square

    Hi all, it's been a while since I posted anything on Yo! - due to its change in format. It's nice to be back though. Hopefully I can contribute a little towards Yoliverpool's excellent and growing...
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    Hi fortinian, you just beat me to it ;-) As...

    Hi fortinian, you just beat me to it ;-)

    As you say, the chimney was attached to a 'Cold Storage Warehouse' and is shown on the 1908 OS map, attached to the gable wall/corner of the building....
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    I was just joking guys. :PDT_Piratz_26: Still,...

    I was just joking guys. :PDT_Piratz_26:

    Still, I bet the paranormal folks will want access to that vent chamber, for their night tours. It would be a brave person to stay down there with the...
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    David, thanks for the advice. I'll give some of...

    David, thanks for the advice. I'll give some of those a try.

    Cheers,

    Daz
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    Yes, exactly, collegepudding, haha... it was a...

    Yes, exactly, collegepudding, haha... it was a two-storey parking lot for horse-driven carriages. The smell of horse manure was over-powering - that's why they needed the ventilation. :rolleyes:
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    Well I never!!! Excellent pics Ged, who'd have...

    Well I never!!!

    Excellent pics Ged, who'd have thought there was a podium was beneath the monument? I almost had myself thinking ... amazing, a carpark dating from 1813 ;-)

    Cheers, Daz
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    Madam Foner's is/was 84 Bold Street (see the...

    Madam Foner's is/was 84 Bold Street (see the projecting sign); 84a is the shop next door.

    http://i861.photobucket.com/albums/ab174/dal8077/MadamF.jpg
    Source: Google Streetview.
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    Thanks guys, I think I need to obtain a copy...

    Thanks guys, I think I need to obtain a copy Dad's death certificate then apply with the two MOD forms, for the records.
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    I'd like to get my Father's service record. How...

    I'd like to get my Father's service record. How do I go about getting a copy?
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    It seems permanent. See the web-link below: ...

    It seems permanent. See the web-link below:

    http://liverpool.gov.uk/births-marriage-deaths/
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    Thanks Steve, I've since found out that the Old...

    Thanks Steve, I've since found out that the Old Hall Street Office has now relocated to St George's Hall.

    Liverpool South District, was covered by the Register Office on Mount Pleasant, where John...
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    Is Brougham Terrace the Register Office in...

    Is Brougham Terrace the Register Office in Liverpool South', or was that a different place/building?
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