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    Default Obscure Stories of Liverpool

    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




    ADVERTISING



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    Fascinating stuff fortinian. I'm looking forward to more of these.
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    Here's todays offering; I may not be able to do them daily all the time but i'll try.

    Liverpool Mercury, Friday, December 15, 1820; Issue 497.


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    A woman gored to death on Bold street? Amazing stuff! And, yet again, a really nice little slice of 1Liverpool life in the 1800s.
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    Long before football there was another reason for the Liverpool-Manchester rivalry. Good to see that the scousers of yore could take it in a light-hearted way!

    From: Kaleidoscope; or, Literary and scientific mirror, Feb 1825


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    The First Judical Use of St Georges Hall - The Crinoline Mystery!

    The Preston Guardian, Saturday, December 11, 1858; Issue 2415.



    An early sexual pervert (like a shoe fetisher?) or really the works of an "insane Irishman"?

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