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    Default Why would my family move from London to Liverpool in 1858

    Hi, has anyone any knowledge and or ideas to explain why my family, who were wheelers/ladder makers would move from near the Tower of London to Toxteth in 1858 along with 3 young children.All I can think of is to get away from London, the smell and the Cholera, but why why would they choose Liverpool ? Would they have a job to come to or just hopes of a better life? They were all living with their employers in Park Road Toxteth park.


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    That sounds like an interesting story vharvey1.

    Not sure how you would go about finding out about this.

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    Hello vharvey1, what were their employers in Toxteth, a firm of wheelers and ladder makers as in London?

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    Could even have been to emigrate. Many arrived here from other city's within the UK and even other countries to the gateway to the new world, many staying here in the end after finding work or running out of money and ultimately settling here.
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    Maybe Liverpool was seen as a good place to break away to? They would more than likely be able to find jobs working in the many industries around the city with the scope for emmigrating?

    To be honest, the mere idea of breaking away from London must have seemed attractive reagardless of where they ended up. Luckilly for us, they came here and stayed!
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