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    In 1847 7,500 Irish people were buried in a paupers grave. Half were under 5. Does anyone know where this grave is?

    On Clarence Dock gates:

    The dock is so historical in that most of the Irish migrants fleeing starvation entered England via this dock. A plaque has been placed on the dock gates which says, "Through these gates passed most of the 1,300,000 Irish migrants who fled from the Great Famine and 'took the ship' to Liverpool in the years 1845-52"


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    This descibes the multitude of Irish living on the streets of Liverpool around the north end docks.

    'Redburn, His First Voyage' by Herman Melville 1849

    "Previous to this, having only seen the miserable wooden wharves and shambling piers of New York... in Liverpool I beheld long China walls of masonry; vast piers of stone; and a succession of granite-rimmed docks, completely enclosed. The extent and solidity of these structures seemed equal to what I had read of the old pyramids of Egypt. In magnitude, cost and durability the docks of Liverpool surpass all others in the world... for miles you may walk along that riverside, passing dock after dock, like a chain of immense fortresses.

    Prince's Dock, of comparatively recent construction, is perhaps the largest of all and is well known to American sailors from the fact that it is mostly frequented by the American shipping. Here lie the noble New York packets, which at home are found at the foot of Wall-Street; and here also lie the Mobile and Savannah cotton ships and traders."

    "Prince's Dock is generally so filled with shipping that the entrance of a newcomer is apt to occasion a universal stir among all the older occupants. The dock-masters mount the poops and forecastles of the various vessels and hail the surrounding strangers in all directions:- "Highlander ahoy! Cast off your bowline and sheer alongside the Neptune!"- "Neptune ahoy! Get out a stern line and sheer alongside the Trident!"- "Trident ahoy! Get out a bow line and drop astern of the Undaunted!" And so it runs round like a shock of electricity; touch one, and you touch all. This kind of work irritates and exasperates the sailors to the last degree.

    At twelve o'clock the crews of hundreds and hundreds of ships issue in crowds from the dock gates to go to their dinner in the town. (cooking fires being strictly prohibited within the dock estate) This hour is seized upon by multitudes of beggars to plant themselves against the outside of the walls, while others stand against the curbstone to excite the charity of the seamen... The first time that I passed through this long lane of pauperism, it seemed hard to believe that such an array of misery could be furnished by any town in the world"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    At twelve o'clock the crews of hundreds and hundreds of ships issue in crowds from the dock gates to go to their dinner in the town. (cooking fires being strictly prohibited within the dock estate)
    And this was the start of the dish and description of the accent and name given to the people of Liverpool; "SCOUSE".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloyne View Post
    And this was the start of the dish and description of the accent and name given to the people of Liverpool; "SCOUSE".
    We are Liverpudlians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    We are Liverpudlians.
    You keep saying that and I got your message the first time, on another web site, but, as you are wrong in a lot of the things you post I have taken the liberty of applying scepticism to a lot of your posts. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    We are Liverpudlians.
    Now I know it's not the definitive work on encyclopedia's but I think most on this forum will give it some credence.

    WIKIPEDIA:

    SCOUSE
    From wikepedia, the free encyclopedia.

    Scouse is the accent and dialect of English found in the northern English city of Liverpool, in some adjoining urban areas of Merseyside and less commonly in northwestern Cheshire and Skelmesdale West Lancashire.
    Inhabitants of Liverpool are called Liverpudlians but are more often described by the slang term Scouser.
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