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Liverpool Picturebook

A site dedicated to photographs and History of old Liverpool

  1. Fort Perch Rock

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post
    In Victorian times the river Mersey was one of the most important rivers in the country, along its northern side was the port of Liverpool through which passed the extensive trade with North America and on the southern side was the port and manufacturing centre of Birkenhead with its shipbuilding yards. At the time of the Norman conquest Liverpool was a small fishing community; its rise in importance started in the reign of King John who required a port on the west coast in connection with his campaigns