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Liverpool Picturebook

A site dedicated to photographs and History of old Liverpool

  1. Ropewalks Liverpool

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post
    The Duke Street area of Liverpool, including Berry Street, Bold Street and Hanover Street, lies to the south of the city centre and has more recently become known as "RopeWalks'. The term Ropewalks is a relatively modern description. It takes its name from the craft of rope-making for sailing ships that dominated the area until the 19th century. It is characterised by its long, straight streets running parallel to each other. It is said that the streets were built in this way to allow rope