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Liverpool Picturebook

A site dedicated to photographs and History of old Liverpool

  1. The Liverpool Underworld: Crime in the City

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Edwards View Post
    Crime in the City, 1750-1900

    In 1850 Thomas Carter, the Anglican chaplain of the Liverpool Borough Gaol, admitted that ‘our town has been acknowledged to be one of the most unhealthy towns in the kingdom. It is certainly notorious for being (so far as the criminal statistics show it) the most immoral.’ yet in the same year the Liverpool Mercury warned, ‘There is nothing more dangerous, in our estimate of the causes of social evil, than an implicit reliance on statistical