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    I thought this would make a good thread because I'd like to think I could learn

    something I didn't already know,I'll go first does anyone else have any?

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    Merchant Taylors give F.C Barcelona their football strip colours

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    Witty brothers; Arthur Witty, played for FC Barcelona in the first Copa del Rey final and later served as club president between 1903 and 1905. Ernest Witty,

    younger brother of above, also played for FC Barcelona. Was also a founding member of the Real Club de Tenis de Barcelona and a Spanish national tennis

    champion over a number of years.The Witty brothers also modelled the legendary FC Barcelona colours, the blaugrana, after the original colours used by

    Merchant Taylors' rugby team.

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    Wow that is amazing^^^
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    another... did you know, there are more black cabs in liverpool than anywhere else outside london?
    You wouldnt think so on a weekend night
    Don't believe everything you hear..... Just everything you say.

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    And all of them think they own the road
    " If you know your history, then you would know where you coming from".


    "I could have been a footballer - but I had a paper round"..Yosser Hughes

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    Liverpool. There are more museums, theatres and galleries,

    than any other city region outside London,- including Tate Liverpool, the Walker, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool Empire and the Lady Lever Art

    Gallery.
    Liverpool is the most filmed in City outside of London, such films as the 51st
    State, The Hunt For Red October, A Letter To Brezhnev. In The

    Name Of The
    Father, Hilary And Jackie, being filmed there, to name but just a few.

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    Excellent

    lads here's one,Robert Morris was born here and at 15 years old went to America and with his father became the countries first leading merchant.He was one

    of the leaders of the revolution.He financed the American revolution,financed the war,got George Washington's army out of bankrupcy twice,and took over

    personally provision of the army because nobody else knew how to.He was the most astonishing man with phenomenal wealth.



    http://www.libertystory.net/LSACTIONROBERTMORRIS.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul D View Post
    I thought this would make a good thread because I'd like to think I could learn something I

    didn't already know,I'll go first does anyone else have any?

    Merchant Taylors give F.C Barcelona their football strip colours

    The Witty

    brothers; Arthur Witty, played for FC Barcelona in the first Copa del Rey final and later served as club president between 1903 and 1905. Ernest Witty,

    younger brother of above, also played for FC Barcelona. Was also a founding member of the Real Club de Tenis de Barcelona and a Spanish national tennis

    champion over a number of years.The Witty brothers also modelled the legendary FC Barcelona colours, the blaugrana, after the original colours used by

    Merchant Taylors' rugby team.

    Merchant Taylors? There are a few of them around the country.
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    Liverpool Astronomical Society is one of the oldest such societies in the world and the forerunner of the British Astronomical Association and the

    "Liverpool telescope" is the World's largest robotic telescope and is situated in the Canary

    Islands.

    http://www.pparc.ac.uk/Nw/Press/robotic_telescope.asp

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    Heres something that not many of you know.

    http://tinyurl.com/y9bb3t
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterways View Post
    Merchant Taylors? There are a few of them around the country.
    Wikipedia is

    crediting the Crosby school with the Barca strip, although I once read a book on Barca's history and I seem to remember it hinted a school in another

    location was responsible.

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    In the 17th & 18th

    centuries 40% of all the worlds international shipping sailed into Liverpool laden with every thing the human mind can conceive of and travelling from EVERY

    PART OF THE WORLD on a regular basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul D View Post
    In the 17th & 18th centuries 40% of all the worlds international shipping sailed into Liverpool laden with every thing

    the human mind can conceive of and travelling from EVERY PART OF THE WORLD on a regular basis.
    And at that time it was also said that, New York ships

    trade with Liverpool, Liverpool ships trade with the world.

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    Great Sloyne,could you tell us that story were the Liverpool Kings Regiment fought back the

    Americans and helped to keep Canada's independence,the Battle of Lundy Lane was it? I remember you talking about it on the other forum and I was facinated

    but a lot of the facts escape me now,would you mind writing a little bit about it?

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    Hello

    Paul

    This is a bit that I know about since the War of 1812 is one of my specialties. I believe the 8th King's Liverpool Regiment was at Fort York

    (later Toronto) although I am not sure they were at Lundy's Lane, otherwise known as the Battle of Bridgewater or the Battle of Niagara Falls, July 25,

    1814. The battle was fought on the hill overlooking the famous falls in a location that is now completely built up. It was a night battle that was a

    stalemate though both sides claimed victory. It was the bloodiest battle ever fought on Canadian soil, with each side losing about the same number of

    menó878 British and 860 American.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    I believe the 8th King's Liverpool Regiment was at Fort York (later Toronto) although I am not sure

    they were at Lundy's Lane
    To bolster the meagre, mostly Canadian militia and Indian forces at Niagara, the Kingsmen marched from Fort York to Niagara

    arriving at dusk on the evening of July 24, 1814. The American force, led by Generals Jacob Brown and Winfield Scott, attacked the British regiment, the

    Kings Liverpool, while they where bivouacing behind the cemetery on Lundy's Lane. The battle raged throughout the hot a humid night with many casaulties on

    both sides. Close to dawn the fighting abated and when daylight came it could be seen that the Americans had left the field to the British and were in full

    retreat across the Niagara River. This was the last and most decisive battle of the War of 1812 and was the battle that broke the will of the invading

    Americans. The Americans, in attacking Canada, sought to take advantage of Britains pre-occupation with Napoleon. After this battle Britain was able to

    concentrate on defeating the French Emperor Napoleon Boneparte and did defeat him the following year at Waterloo in Belgium.

    It was for the Battle of

    Lundy's Lane that the King, George III, awarded the Kings Liverpool Regiment the "White Horse of Hanover" to wear as a honour in thier cap.

    PS:

    Artifacts from this battle can be seen at the small museum dedicated to the battle in Niagara Falls, Ontario. A letter writen by one of the 'Kings

    Liverpool' soldiers to his sweetheart in Liverpool, a Miss Dolly Lunt, is/was on display in the National Museum of Canada in Ottawa.
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    Liverpool's museums and galleries are the

    only ones outside of the four British capitals (London, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast) designated 'National' due their importance to British heritage.

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