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    For the past couple of months Ive been putting together this panorama in Photoshop, with as many scousers and Liverpool linked people on it, I was thinking of a website and seeign if anyone can name all the people on it. Any feedback or suggestions appreciated.

    I am still working on it...keep coming up with new people to put on it, so much so that I have had to make the image size slightly bigger to accomodate the new folk.

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    You'd need a whole bigger pic than that if you're including Liverpool associated people as well as those born here I think.

    There are just so many t.v. personalities, sportspersons, inventors, discoverers, politicians, artists, reformists, musicians etc etc.

    I don't envy you - well done.

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    Hi Steve

    Excellent work, Steve. This is coming along. I don't particularly like the Gormley figure in the middle. To my mind, the Gormley iron men are not what I would associate as being characteristic of Merseyside, although others might disagree. I would rather see the Liver Bird at the center myself or else Super Lamb Banana with the "08" on it. The Ken Dodd image at the lower right looks a bit spooky. I would like to see a bigger blow up of your montage and would probably be able to come up with more famous Scousers to add.

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    What a brilliant idea Steve. I like it. It's true that you will have a job fitting in all the famous Scousers, there are so many.

    Sorry Chris, but I like the idea of the iron men being in there. Think I'd make the one in the centre a bit smaller though.
    Perhaps a smaller iron man could be standing with someone holding his hand.

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    Great stuff Stevie Lad...
    Welcome by the way matie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    What a brilliant idea Steve. I like it. It's true that you will have a job fitting in all the famous Scousers, there are so many.

    Sorry Chris, but I like the idea of the iron men being in there. Think I'd make the one in the centre a bit smaller though.
    Perhaps a smaller iron man could be standing with someone holding his hand.
    Perhaps a sprig of seeweed just like the Liver Bird?
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    Nice one Steve, where am I ?
    " If you know your history, then you would know where you coming from".


    "I could have been a footballer - but I had a paper round"..Yosser Hughes

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    Nice one Steve, where am I ?
    Brilliant Steve. John, daren't say where you should be catorgarised after your recent form!

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    I am setting myself as 31st of March as the end date for the panorama, so if you have any suggestions for people ot things to include let me know....after that date Im setting up the website and getting the panorama published in some way shape or form

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFaragher View Post
    I am setting myself as 31st of March as the end date for the panorama, so if you have any suggestions for people ot things to include let me know....after that date Im setting up the website and getting the panorama published in some way shape or form
    Hi Steve

    You might want to in the meanwhile set up the website or at least a webpage with a private address where we and others could view a large size copy of the panorama and better judge who else should be on there. I believe there is one person who should be on there that I don't see, General Sir Banastre Tarleton, and maybe King John and Jeremiah Horrocks might be represented as well. Of course, we could go on endlessly. For example, since some have been arguing that Hale should be part of Liverpool you might include John Middleton, the Childe of Hale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFaragher View Post
    I am setting myself as 31st of March as the end date for the panorama, so if you have any suggestions for people ot things to include let me know....after that date Im setting up the website and getting the panorama published in some way shape or form
    Steve, it's brilliant mate. Don't be arsed seeking peoples' opinions

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hi Steve

    You might want to in the meanwhile set up the website or at least a webpage with a private address where we and others could view a large size copy of the panorama and better judge who else should be on there. I believe there is one person who should be on there that I don't see, General Sir Banastre Tarleton, and maybe King John and Jeremiah Horrocks might be represented as well. Of course, we could go on endlessly. For example, since some have been arguing that Hale should be part of Liverpool you might include John Middleton, the Childe of Hale.

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    some good ones listed there Chris. The Childe of Hale would be great, (no pun intended) .. and of course, King John shouldn't be left out.


    Steve - there are loads of good ones here in this thread
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    I think it's excellent work Steve...But there's still loads more to fit on it!

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    Hi Steve

    There is also the question of who was actually a Scouser and who only visited here. For example, I see you have William F. Cody aka "Buffalo Bill" on there on the left. He would be a case of someone who only visited here. If you are going to put Buffalo Bill on you might as well put Roy Rogers on as well since I recall seeing him at the Empire when I was a lad in the Fifties and he shot dice out of the air. However there's an argument to be made that neither should be on the panorama because they weren't Scousers. Some others might be arguably honorary Scousers because of their importance in the history of the city, e.g., King John might fit in that category, and Harold Wilson, who though not Liverpool born represented a Liverpool constituency (Huyton).

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    I must admit I thought the "buffallo Bill" one was a bit tenuous too.

    Laurel & Hardy once appeared at the Empire...Oh well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaatu View Post
    I must admit I thought the "buffallo Bill" one was a bit tenuous too.

    Laurel & Hardy once appeared at the Empire...Oh well!
    My grandfather told me he saw Houdini perform in Liverpool as well. I believe he was wrapped in chains and lowered into one of the docks. Maybe someone else knows more about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    My grandfather told me he saw Houdini perform in Liverpool as well. I believe he was wrapped in chains and lowered into one of the docks. Maybe someone else knows more about it.

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    Here's a link to a theatrical poster - advertising Houdini at the Empirein 1904. The poster, signed by "Head Constable" gives a description of how Houdini escaped from one 3 pairs of handcuffs, opened his locked cell door, opened all the other cell doors and moved a prisoner from one cell to another whilst nude!

    http://www.rainfall.com/posters/Theatrical/3464.htm

    They don't make entertainment like that anymore......

    (Still searching for info about Houdini in the docks...)

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    Thanks, ScouseLad.

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