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Liverpool Picturebook

A site dedicated to photographs and History of old Liverpool

  1. Child Emigration from Liverpool

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post

    Byrom Hall opposite Great Crosshall Street
    and the adjoining premises

    Late in the 1860s Alexander Balfour and Stephen Williamson, partners in the Liverpool ship owning firm of Balfour, Williamson & Co., became concerned at the numbers of destitute
  2. Canada Dock

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    Canada Dock

    Liverpool's links with Canada go back to at least 1772, when Charles Dixon sailed from Liverpool in the 'Duke of York', to found a family dynasty in Nova Scotia. The plentiful timber available along the Canadian coast was a prime attraction - hence the port of Liverpool's Canada Dock. Records show that by 1808 Liverpool merchants were acquiring land in Prince Edward Island for timber and fisheries. In 1852, 34 million cubic feet of Canadian planks came into Liverpool,
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