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Liverpool Picturebook

A site dedicated to photographs and History of old Liverpool

  1. Merseyside’s Industries (part One)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post
    The 19th century was a period of massive industrialisation and urbanisation across Britain and this was reflected in the Merseyside region. Although Liverpool was by far the largest urban centre within Merseyside, the development of a canal system and rail links throughout this period ensured better communications which allowed existing industries to expand and new ones to develop.

    The same period saw a rapid increase in the region’s population; Liverpool grew from 77,500 in 1801
  2. Cope's Tobacco Works

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post

    Mention the manufacture of tobacco products to people in Liverpool and their first thought is usually Ogden’s Tobacco works, Ogden's Tobacco Company was founded by Thomas Ogden in 1860 when he opened a small retail shop in Park Lane, Liverpool. But twelve years before then Thomas and George Cope had begun manufacturing tobacco in the city.
    Cope Bros & Co was
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