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The world famous Liver Buildings

A view from the top of Upper Parliament Street looking towards the River Mersey.


One of Liverpool's oldest churches - St Nicholas's Church - also known as the Sailor's Church.

At one time the River mersey used to lap the steps of this church at high tide.

A sad but interesting historic fact is that slaves used to be sold from the churchyard and rings were fixed into the walls to secure the slave's shackles. A coffee shop also sat on this site where merchants would meet to trade goods, and of course sell the slaves.

Liverpool has one of the oldest Chinese communities in Europe. Connected to Liverpool's seafaring history chinese sailors eventually settled in this area and it continued to grow. Sadly now I feel that Liverpool's China Town is gradually diminishing in size if not in spirit.


Liverpool Masonic Hall, Hope Street.


Liverpool has a long history of seafaring. One of the well known names associated with shipping is Lamport and Holt. Here is the mansion house that was once owned by George Holt and bequeathed to the city by his daughter Emma.


The famous (locally at least) Lighthouse at Hale. A claim is made that near to this point a man was able to cross the Mersey on foot at low tide.


Various views across the City from the tower of the Anglican Cathedral. There are many famous and historic land marks that can be seen in these photographs. I wonder how many you can spot?

John Lennon of Beatles fame went to Quarry Bank School. Paul McCartney went to the Liverpool Institute (now LIPA - Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) Directly over the road from the old entrance to the school is this quaint row of houses.


These photographs record the spectacular transformation of a very old workers terrace off Duke Street on the edge of China Town. Until recently the only access to these houses was through the cellar of a larger house on Duke Street itself.

A wealthy merchant has this terrace built to house his workers and each night they had to make their way through the cellar in his house and out into the enclosed courtyard in order to gain access to their homes.


For many years Liverpool had a refuse landfill site at Otterspool in the South of the City.

As more and more land was filled in and reclaimed from the Mersey the area was put to public use. Gradually over the years Otterspool Promenade was built. This provides a pleasant walk along the bank of the Mersey and affords some wonderful views of the Wirral on the opposite bank.
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