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HMS Birkenhead
2020-02-27 20:15
HMS Birkenhead, also referred to as HM Troopship Birkenhead or Steam Frigate Birkenhead was one of the first iron-hulled ships built for the Royal Navy. She was designed as a steam frigate… Read More
Robert Morris, Jr USA Founding Father
2019-02-08 20:32
Robert Morris portrait by Charles Wilson Peale Robert Morris, Jr. (January 20, 1734 – May 8, 1806) was an English-born merchant and a Founding Father of the United States. He served… Read More
Liverpool Actor, Clive Swift - R.I.P
2019-02-02 20:50
Liverpool Actor Clive Swift died on 1 February 2019. Clive Swift was born on February 9, 1936 in Liverpool, as Clive Walter Swift. His acting career included Excalibur (1981), Fren… Read More
Dr Sebastian Ziani De Ferranti
2018-12-19 15:35
Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti was born in Liverpool at 130 Bold Street Liverpool in 1864. His Italian father, Cesare, was a photographer (son of composer Marco Aurelio Zani de Ferranti) and hi… Read More
The Remembrance Poppy And Its Origins
2018-11-10 13:05
The poppy has become the symbol of remembrance for the millions of soldiers who lost their lives in conflict. The ‘poppy appeal’, organised by The Royal British Legion, takes pla… Read More
2018-11-06 21:47
Prior to the Second World War Britain imported about 55 million tons of food a year from other countries. At the outbreak of war the German government did what they could to disrupt this tra… Read More
2018-10-02 17:27
October 2018 is Black History Month. This is a national celebration and aims to promote and celebrate Black contributions to British society, and to foster an understanding of Black history… Read More
The Casbah Coffee Club
2018-05-31 11:49
It was a lovely hot and sunny day in May when I took a trip to 8 Hayman's Green, in West Derby, Liverpool to visit the home of the Casbah Coffee Club. A large detached Victorian villa, built… Read More
Liverpool Actor Leonard Rossiter
2018-04-01 21:53
Leonard Rossiter was born on 21 October 1926 in Wavertree, Liverpool, the second son of Elizabeth (née Howell) and John Rossiter. The family lived over the barber shop Cretan Road, Wa… Read More
Sir Ken Dodd
2018-03-20 19:20
Sir Kenneth Arthur Dodd OBE (8 November 1927 – 11 March 2018) Ken Dodd has been described as "the last great music hall entertainer", and was primarily known for his live stand-up… Read More
Liverpool Actor Tom Baker
2018-01-15 17:14
Tom Baker was born on Scotland Road in Liverpool in 1934, to Mary Jane (Fleming) and John Stewart Baker. His father  was a steward in the Merchant Navy, and of English and Scottish desc… Read More
Woolton Hall - A History
2018-01-10 18:05
Woolton Hall, a former country house located in Woolton, was built in 1704 and extensively renovated in 1772 by the influential architect Robert Adam the building is praised as the finest ex… Read More
The YMCA Liverpool
2018-01-09 13:29
Founded in London on June 6, 1844 by George Williams, the Young Men's Christian Association aimed to put Christian principles into practice by developing a healthy "body, mind, and spirit."… Read More
Keith Chegwin
2017-12-12 16:10
Keith Chegwin was one of the biggest stars of children’s television for more than a decade, he was the cheeky chappie of Saturday TV with the hit shows Multi-Coloured Swap Shop and Sat… Read More
2017-11-25 01:07
In the late 19th century, working-class neighbourhoods and communities were often represented as ‘rough’, substandard, and marginal. Housing conditions were poor and the nee… Read More
Felicia Hemans 1793 – 1835
2017-05-27 17:32
Casabianca The boy stood on the burning deck Whence all but he had fled; The flame that lit the battle’s wreck, Shone round him o’er the dead. Shortly before her de… Read More
Old Photographs Of Liverpool In Colour
2017-05-04 20:59
Click on the first image to view all photographs in 'Lightbox' (TM) A photograph of Pegasus shown between Hornby and Gladstone Docks on 1st July 1966. A photograph of the old Lim… Read More
The History Of Halloween
2016-10-31 13:45
Halloween is finally here, the feast of Halloween, or ‘All Hallows' Eve, is the day before All Hallows' Day. This is more commonly known as All Saints' Day. All Hallows' Eve dates back… Read More
The History Of Halloween
2016-10-31 13:41
Halloween is finally here, the feast of Halloween, or ‘All Hallows' Eve, is the day before All Hallows' Day. This is more commonly known as All Saints' Day. All Hallows' Eve dates back… Read More
2016-03-14 23:42
Modern day images from around the City of Liverpool along with a potted history... Click on the first image to view all photographs in 'Lightbox' (TM) By the 1890s the George'… Read More
2016-02-24 18:04
William Gawin Herdman (also known as W. G. Herdman; 1805–1882) was an English author and painter, known for his scenes in the Liverpool area. Herdman was a self-taught painter who s… Read More
2016-02-02 22:06
The world's finest news and entertainment video film archive. Since the invention of the moving image in the 1890's, British Pathé released numerous films about Liverpool.  Th… Read More
2016-02-01 22:18
Billy Fury, (Ronald Wycherley) 1940–1983, singer and songwriter, was born on 17th April 1940 at the Smithdown Road Infirmary, (later Sefton General Hospital) Smithdown Road… Read More
2016-02-01 22:18
The Silo If you travel along the dock road out of Liverpool you will see a surprising structure of concrete which dominates the corner of Bankfield street and Derby road. It is one o… Read More
2016-02-01 22:17
Joseph Heap and Sons Ltd., Rice Millers Joseph Heap 1762-1833 was a sugar boiler trading with Barbados and Jamaica. In 1864, when rice shipments from the Carolinas were cut by the Americ… Read More
2016-02-01 22:16
Next time you visit the Pier Head, take a look at the Repatriation Memorial. When members of the Researching Far East Prisoner of War History Group considered the best way to honour the&nbsp&hell…Read More
2016-02-01 22:16
Margaret Beavan (1877–1931) By John Archibald Berrie, painted in 1928. National Museums Collection Walker Art Gallery Margaret Beavan,  (1875–1931), was born at 28… Read More
2016-02-01 22:15
   The man finally credited with the idea of dazzle painting ships during the First World War was the British artist Norman Wilkinson. Several other people claimed the idea and ot… Read More
2016-02-01 22:14
William Henry Duncan William Henry Duncan, (1805–1863), was a physician and medical officer of health, he was born in Seel Street, Liverpool on 27 January 1805, the third son and fif… Read More
2016-02-01 22:13
Francis James Chavasse Francis James Chavasse, (1846–1928), bishop of Liverpool, was born on 27 September 1846 at Sutton Coldfield, the eldest son of Thomas Chavasse FRCS, and his sec… Read More
2016-02-01 22:13
© British postcard in the Picturegoer Series, London, no. D. 651 Frankie Vaughan,real name Frank Fruim Ableson, (1928–1999), popular singer, was born on 3 February 1928 at Live… Read More
2016-02-01 22:12
Lancelot Keay During the 1930s large blocks of tenements were built in Liverpool under the direction of Lancelot Keay, Director of Housing from 1925 and later City Architect. One of the su… Read More
2016-02-01 22:11
Robert Robinson Robert Henry Robinson, [Bob] (1927–2011), writer and broadcaster, was born on 17 December 1927 at 13 Moss Lane, Orrell Park, Liverpool, the only child of Ern… Read More
2016-02-01 14:36
Carl Bartels was born in Stuttgart, the son of a wood carver (Carl Julius Bartels) from the Black Forest, Germany. In his early life Carl showed some interest in the 'family business' and on… Read More
2016-02-01 14:35
Charles Booth by George Frederic Watts Charles Booth was a shipping line owner whose revolutionary inquiry into the conditions of the London working class and tireless campaign for the int… Read More
2016-02-01 14:35
Thomas Reginald Handley was born at 13 Threlfall Street, in Toxteth Park, on 17th January l892. His father, John, a cow keeper, died soon after Tommy’s birth. Tommy, like so many perfo… Read More
2016-02-01 14:33
1757-1829 The first recorded cotton dealing in Liverpool was a newspaper advertisement for an auction of 28 bags of Jamaican cotton in 1759. Over the next seven decades a series of tech… Read More
2016-02-01 14:31
The 19th century was a period of massive industrialisation and urbanisation across Britain and this was reflected in the Merseyside region. Although Liverpool was by far the largest urb… Read More
2016-02-01 14:13
The 19th century was a period of massive industrialisation and urbanisation across Britain and this was reflected in the Merseyside region. Although Liverpool was by far the largest urban ce… Read More
2016-02-01 14:10
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2016-02-01 14:08
#header { display:none !important;} #main-wrapper { width:742px!important;} .post { width:715px!important; } Over two Million Viewers - Thank You! ________… Read More
2016-01-13 20:53
Evacuation Poster As warnings of war threatened British cities, around 130,000 people were evacuated from Merseyside. Most came from around areas Germany was expected to target, like the do… Read More
2016-01-13 17:57
Exceptional things were happening in Liverpool during 1964. The Beatles returned to the city on 10th July for the premier of their first film A Hard Day’s Night, 150,000 people lined t… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
International Women's Day falls each year on 8th March, and it has been customary for Liverpool Picturebook to mark this event with an article. We are indeed fortunate in that this area has… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
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… Read More
2006-06-07 11:16
Banastre Tarleton by Joshua Reynolds General Sir Banastre Tarleton, is today probably best remembered for his military service during the American War of Independence. He became the focal… Read More

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