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Liverpool Picturebook

A site dedicated to photographs and History of old Liverpool

  1. Liverpool Street Gangs

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post
    News reports of street violence, perpetrated by those described as ‘callous, mindless thugs’ shock and disturb all decent people. But it was ever thus in Victorian England, and nowhere more than on the dark, narrow, cobbled streets and dockland haunts of Liverpool. Violent street gangs had been in existence in the Town since the mid-19th Century, Some would go on the attack for sectarian or racist reasons’; some for the purposes of robbery; and others simply for the pleasure they derived from