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    Hi,

    I've just started a new website about Liverpool's history, covering the period 1770 to 1870. - http://www.leverpoole.co.uk/

    Currently online: Liverpool's first history book, written by William Enfield and published in 1773. This contains a map of the area around Liverpool drawn up in 1768, and views of public buildings including the infirmary, churches etc.

    I've attached a section of the map, covering the city centre.


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    Fisher's Lancashire Illustrated, published in 1830.
    List of Liverpool streets in 1871.


    Thanks,

    Tony
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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyS View Post
    Hi,

    I've just started a new website about Liverpool's history, covering the period 1770 to 1870. - http://www.leverpoole.co.uk/

    Currently online: Liverpool's first history book, written by William Enfield and published in 1773. This contains a map of the area around Liverpool drawn up in 1768, and views of public buildings including the infirmary, churches etc.

    I've attached a section of the map, covering the city centre.


    Coming soon:
    Herdmans Pictorial Relics, published in 1856.
    Fisher's Lancashire Illustrated, published in 1830.
    List of Liverpool streets in 1871.


    Thanks,

    Tony

    Great to learn about your site, Tony. I will be visiting to check it out.

    Thanks

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    I,ve put it on my favourites Tony, thanks mate

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    I have just been reading about St George"s church, i was christend there
    and grew up in Orient street. The picture of the church 1773 shows a
    steeple, i wonder if todays church is the same one, minus the steeple, doe"s
    anyone know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernie View Post
    I have just been reading about St George"s church, i was christend there
    and grew up in Orient street. The picture of the church 1773 shows a
    steeple, i wonder if todays church is the same one, minus the steeple, doe"s
    anyone know.
    No, it's not the same one.
    There were at least 2 St George's Churches.
    Everton, opened 1814.
    The one with the steeple was in Derby Square, and was opened in 1734 on the site of the Castle.
    The Victoria Monument is on the site.

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    Hello Tony, I'll take a look at the web-site. Thanks for posting.

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    I own a copy of Enfield's book, in remarkably good nick, dated 1774. A fascinating read. Especially interesting is the data on the huge numbers of slave ships operating out of the port at this time- the author deals with the 'Africa Trade' as something to be proud of, along with other commerial enterprises, imports/exports etc.
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    Great website Tony, Martin

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    Another great resource for us.

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