I've created this thread for any historical stories about Liverpool that have been largely forgotten. In the course of my research I have come accross many weird and wonderful tales which I am glad to share with you all - may are available in the LRO archives of the Mercury, Porcupine, Advertiser etc... Others pop up all over the country. You just have to have the time and patience to look.
I'll be begin with this rather charming tale of the early days of the railways.
The Derby Mercury, Wednesday, October 20, 1830; Issue 5128
Original From the Manchester Advertiser