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  1. Spillers and Bakers name appears on the two...

    Spillers and Bakers name appears on the two buildings on the right, not sure if this was previously Vernons though
    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5287/5243296673_e0f3c6e740.jpg
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    A picture which explains very well why windmills...

    A picture which explains very well why windmills went out of use. In a windy week, a mill like Great Crosby would do well to fill two or three of the carts full of flour sacks in this photo of the...
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    Liverpool in 1795. 8 Windmills shown, though...

    Liverpool in 1795. 8 Windmills shown, though there were more just off the image to the right:

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5087/5227961974_3cdd4d5601.jpg

    Base of North Shore / Townsend Mill...
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    I was against the Cloud, and against what's been...

    I was against the Cloud, and against what's been built now - I don't see what was wrong with leaving the site empty. But there's the point - the site was, for whatever reason, empty, so building on...
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    How many tourists (or potential investors) enter...

    How many tourists (or potential investors) enter or leave the city through its suburbs? (answer: all of them) - and what sort of impression do they create? And what sort of impression could they...
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    On a purely aesthetic level, yes (well, about...

    On a purely aesthetic level, yes (well, about 1930 actually).
    Which is how it is in a lot of other major European cities.
    The courts, tenements etc needed (to simplify things a lot) decent...
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    "St John's is a relic of a congregation that is...

    "St John's is a relic of a congregation that is not there, it is not of particular note for either it's architecture or it's status, it is simply now an impediment to progress and regeneration."
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  8. Forthcoming exhibition on Liverpool's conservation - or otherwise

    TRIUMPH, DISASTER AND DECAY THE SAVE SURVEY OF LIVERPOOL?S HERITAGE


    AN EXHIBITION AT THE RIBA GALLERY IN LIVERPOOL FROM 16 FEBRUARY TO 6 MARCH 2009



    As Liverpool emerges from its year in...
  9. And who grew the sugar? Slavery involves much...

    And who grew the sugar?

    Slavery involves much more than just the physical trade in slaves.
  10. Emily Mather, Deeming's wife who was found...

    Emily Mather, Deeming's wife who was found murdered in Australia, was the daughter of a local newsagent in Rainhill - her mother's shop is still standing at the corner of View Road and Warrington...
  11. you'll find the maps by searching for "Rainhill"...

    you'll find the maps by searching for "Rainhill" on this useful site:

    http://www.old-maps.co.uk/indexmappage2.aspx
  12. The exact location was on the west side of Lawton...

    The exact location was on the west side of Lawton Road, about where the 6th and 7th modern day dwellings are (counting from the Warrington Road end). It's marked by name on the 1894 1:10560 OS map.
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    Could it be the "other end" of the Bold Street...

    Could it be the "other end" of the Bold Street "time slip"? people from the 1950s coming into the modern world, instead of people from the modern world going back to the 1950s?

    Ooooooh, spooky...
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    The learned papers I've read are the usual...

    The learned papers I've read are the usual antiquarian and more recent sources, such as:

    Ecroyd Smith,H. 'An Ancient-British Cemetery At Wavertree' T.H.S.L.C. vol.20, new series vol.8, (1868) ...
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    Solomon's Tomb, Aigburth

    This is marked on the 1840 1in. OS map at approx SJ 391 865. This is about 1km from both the Calderstones (which are shown on the same map), and Robin Hood's Stone (which isn't). Solomon's Tomb is...
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    Just east of Nelson Dock on Regent Road. Actually...

    Just east of Nelson Dock on Regent Road. Actually it was "New Townsend" Mill, the original Townsend Mill (which was demolished about the same time that the Regent Road mill was built in 1792) was...
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    I'm pretty sure that both Mad Jack Fuller...

    I'm pretty sure that both Mad Jack Fuller (referred to upthread) and James Tillie:

    http://www.follytowers.com/pentillie.html

    had entered local legend in Sussex and Cornwall respectively, and...
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    It's on what was a fairly unevenly (and steeply)...

    It's on what was a fairly unevenly (and steeply) sloping site. The surviving walls are a mixture of cellars and ground and first floors. The ground level of these buildings is now the cellar floor...
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    Sorry, it does no such thing - no mention of...

    Sorry, it does no such thing - no mention of cellars - these are the lower floors (originally above ground) of buildings which are now within the basement levels of the present buildings on the site.
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    far more impressive and better-recorded examples...

    far more impressive and better-recorded examples in Edinburgh

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_King's_Close

    though at least that proves that such things do exist and aren't all a product of T...
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    Mad Jack Fuller at Brightling in Sussex: ...

    Mad Jack Fuller at Brightling in Sussex:

    http://johnmadjackfuller.homestead.com/Pyramid.html

    and a similar tale is told of quite a few other tombs.
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    Jinny Greenteeth is pond weed / duck weed,...

    Jinny Greenteeth is pond weed / duck weed, personifying a water demon:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenny_Greenteeth
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    It was an enlargement of a six foot long fold-out...

    It was an enlargement of a six foot long fold-out engraving by T Sulman issued in 1865 by the Illustrated London News - there's an original one on sale here if you've got 300:
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    Certainly not the tallest - 331 feet compared...

    Certainly not the tallest - 331 feet compared with Salisbury, 404 feet.
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    Certainly not the tallest - 331 feet compared...

    Certainly not the tallest - 331 feet compared with Salisbury, 404 feet.
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