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Liverpool, history, liverpool-l2-the-old-exchange-1741-7.7x5.1-300
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Old Exchange , Centre-Town, L.2 - 1741

 

  REF: 4956


Liverpool, history, liverpool-l2-exchange-news-room-1809-11.2x8.2-300
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Exchange News Room , Centre-Town, L.2 - 1809

 

  REF: 4939


Liverpool, history, liverpool-l2-exchange-buildings-1808-9.9x5.0-300
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Exchange Buildings , Centre-Town, L.2 - 1808

 

  REF: 4938


Liverpool, history, liverpool-l2-exchange-bridewell-1856-8.3x5.4-300
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Exchange Bridewell , Centre-Town, L.2 - 1856

 

  REF: 4937


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l24-speke-evans-medical-1970
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Evans Medical , Speke, L24 - 1970

 

  REF: 4598


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l24-speke-evans-medical-1961
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Evans Medical , Speke, L24 - 1961

 

  REF: 4597


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l24-speke-evans-medical-1960
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Evans Medical , Speke, L24 - 1960

 

  REF: 4596


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l24-speke-evans-medical-1959
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Evans Medical , Speke, L24 - 1959

 

  REF: 4595


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l23-crosby-littlewoods-factory-fuse-making-endbutt-lane-1946
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Littlewoods Despatch Department Endbutt Lane, Crosby, L23 - 1946

 

  REF: 4557


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l23-crosby-littlewoods-factory-food-pack-for-burma-endbutt-lane-1946
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Littlewoods Despatch Department Endbutt Lane, Crosby, L23 - 1946

 

  REF: 4556


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l23-crosby-littlewoods-despatch-dept-endbutt-lane-1946
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Littlewoods Despatch Department Endbutt Lane, Crosby, L23 - 1946

 

  REF: 4555


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l9-fazakerley-everton-cemetery-1947
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Everton Cemetery , Fazakerley, L.9 - 1947

 

  REF: 4342


Liverpool, history, herdman-1858-mason-street-edgehill-showing-williamson-tunnels-entrance-1858
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Williamson Tunnels , Edge Hill, L.7 - 1800s

  As described in "Recollections of Old Liverpool" in the year 1863

THREE

There was a house of his once standing at the corner of Bolton-street, which he built entirely for a whim. It was a great square house, with enormously wide and long windows. It was of three stories, two upper tiers and a basement. There was no kitchen to it, no conveniences of any kind sufficient to render it habitable. From the cellar there was a tunnel which ran under Mason-street to the vaults opposite. He built it intending it for his friend, Mr. C. H---, the artist, who had one day complained of the bad light he had to paint in, and Mr. Williamson told him he would remedy that evil if he would wait a bit.

Presently he commenced the house in Bolton-street, and when it was completed the artist was sent for, and told that it had been built for him as a studio. Mr. H--- stood aghast on seeing the immense windows, and could not make Mr. Williamson understand that an artistís light was not wanted in quantity but quality. Williamson swore lustily at H---ís obstinacy, and could not be made to understand what was really required. A reverend gentleman, still living and highly respected, who happened to be passing along the street, was called in to give his opinion on the subject by Mr. W. He, however, joined issue with Mr. H---, but neither could make Mr. W. understand the matter. The rooms were very lofty and spacious, and if I recollect rightly each floor consisted of only one room. I believe it was never occupied.

In High-street, Edge-hill, Mr. Williamson also built some houses which were skirted by Back Mason-street. The houses at the corner of High-street and Back Mason-street were built up from a quarry. They are as deep in cellarage as they are high, while the rooms in them are innumerable. Williamson used to call himself "King of Edge-hill," and had great influence over the work people residing in the neighbourhood.

  REF: 4251


Liverpool, history, herdman-1858-mason-street-edgehill-showing-williamson-tunnels-entrance-1858
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Williamson Tunnels , Edge Hill, L.7 - 1800s

  As described in "Recollections of Old Liverpool" in the year 1863

TWO

A lady of my acquaintance once caught Williamson intently reading a book. She inquired its purport. He evaded the question, but being pressed, told her it was the Bible, and expressed a wish that he had read much more of it, and studied it, and that he always found something new in it every time he opened it. This lady said that the touching way, the graceful expression of Mr. Williamsonís manner, when he said this, took her completely by surprise, having been only accustomed to his roughness and ruggedness. He added, "The Bible tells me what a rascal I am."

Mr. Stephenson, the great engineer, inspected the excavations, and it was with pride Mr. Williamson repeated Mr. Stephensonís expressions of high estimation of his works. Mr. Stephenson said they were the most astonishing works he had ever seen in their way.

When the tunnel to Lime-street from Edge-hill was in progress, one day, the excavators were astonished to find the earth giving way under them, and to see men actually under the tunnel they were then forming. On encountering Mr. Williamson, he told them "he could show them how to tunnel if they wanted to learn a lesson in that branch of art." It seemed a strange anomaly, and quite unaccountable that Mr. Williamson should be so chary in allowing any strangers to visit his excavations. He seemed to keep them for his own gratification, and it was with the greatest difficulty permission could be obtained to go through them. He would say to the numberless persons who applied, "they were not show-shops, nor he a showman." When he did grant permission he always gave the obliged parties fully and unmistakably to understand that he was conferring upon them a great favour.

His temper was suspicious. I recollect being told of a person calling on him, to pay a long over-due rent account for another person, when, as Williamson was handing over the receipt, and about to take up the money, he suddenly fixed his keen eye upon his visitor, and asked him what trick he was going to play him, as it seemed strange that he should pay money for another man. "Take your money away, sir," said he, "and come again to-morrow; there is something underhand in your proceedings, and Iíll not be done." For some of his tenants he used to execute cheerfully the most costly alterations, while for others he would not expend a shilling, and would let his premises go to rack, rather than put in a nail for them.

  REF: 4250


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l7-exhibition-1-edge-lane-1913
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Liverpool Exhibition Edge Lane, Edge Hill, L.7 - 1913

 

  REF: 4244


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l7-exhibition-4-edge-lane-1913
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Liverpool Exhibition Edge Lane, Edge Hill, L.7 - 1913

 

  REF: 4243


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l7-exhibition-3-edge-lane-1913
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Liverpool Exhibition Edge Lane, Edge Hill, L.7 - 1913

  As described by the Exhibition Study Group

The Exhibition was held at Edge Lane and ran from May until October. The aim of the organisers was to illustrate the enormous amount of development that had taken place in Industry in recent years. The Palace of Industries, with 60,000 sq. ft. of floor space was occupied by Bristol, Foreign and Colonial Exhibits, whilst in the Palaces of Machinery, Electricty, Applied Arts and Crafts, skilled craftsmen and articifers, engaged in their various projects. There was a very realistic reproduction of the world famous buildings of Chester with the shops full of goods and manufacturers of the period.

Some of the finest bands in the country played in the large covered Halls and out of doors in the Court of Music when weather permitted. Some of the features of the amusement section included Bostocks Zoo, the Mountain Scenic Railway, Shooting Ranges, a Nature Village and River Caves. The admission charge to the exhibition was half a guinea for a season ticket and one shilling for daily admission.

  REF: 4242


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l7-edge-hill-training-college-c1910
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Edge Hill Training College , Edge Hill, L.7 - 1910

 

  REF: 4241


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l7-edge-hill-station
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Edge Hill Railway Station , Edge Hill, L.7 - 2006

 

  REF: 4240


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l7-edge-hill-station-2
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Edge Hill Railway Station , Edge Hill, L.7 - 1830

  As described in "A History of Liverpool" in the year 1907

In 1830 the first railway in the world was opened, and it was quite in accord with the new importance of these centres, and with the energy which both of them had displayed in removing the natural obstacles to the growth of their trade, that the two towns which this railway linked were Liverpool and Manchester. No elaboration is necessary to show how immense an influence was exercised by the development thus commenced upon the growth of the trade of Liverpool. While England scoffed, Liverpool took up the dream of Stephenson with enthusiasm ; and the last step was thus taken in the conquest of the natural obstacles which had so long prevented the port from tapping the trade of the greater part of England.

  REF: 4239


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l5-ruperts-cottage-interior-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Rupert's Cottage Interior , Everton, L.5 - 1843

 

  REF: 4222


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l5-ruperts-cottage-everton-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Rupert's Cottage , Everton, L.5 - 1843

  As described in "Smith's Strangers Guide to Liverpool" in the year 1843

PRINCE RUPERT'S COTTAGE. - This small cottage was the head quarters of the Prince during the siege of the town, mentioned in the ancient history, at the commencement of the volume. It is a small white-washed and thatched cottage, one story high, a little above Everton Brow, having still the same humble appearance which it had when occupied by the illustrious visitor.

In the neighbourhood are several houses of considerable antiquity. Till the year 1803, a Beacon, erected probably in the reign of Henry III., stood on the site of St. George's Church, Everton. It was a square tower, two stories high, capable of holding a small garrison, and on the roof were placed combustible materials for the purpose of giving a signal of alarm to the beacons of Rivington Pike and Ashurst. When the country had ceased to be distracted by civil wars, the tower fell into decay, and was blown down during a storm in 1803.

  REF: 4221


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l5-liverpool-from-everton-1797
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Liverpool View from Everton Brow , Everton, L.5 - 1797

 

  REF: 4218


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l5-liverpool-1795
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Liverpool View from Everton Brow , Everton, L.5 - 1795

 

  REF: 4217


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l5-everton-village-1868
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Everton Village, Everton, L.5 - 1868

 

  REF: 4210


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l5-everton-village-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Everton Village, Everton, L.5 - 1843

  As described in "Bygone Liverpool" in the year 1913

Fifty years ago (1800ish) Everton was a courtly place, wherein resided the richest merchants, the most distinguished citizens, and the most fashionable and leading families. Within the memory of middle-aged people, the whole range of the hill-side extending from the back, of Brunswick Road and under Plumpton Terrace, and the rear of Shaw Street, to Everton village, or ' Town,' as it used to be termed, there was not a house to be seen, while from the north side to Kirkdale all the land was fields and gardens.

Very old people recollect how beautiful the view was once from the Beacon Hill, and they have spoken with animation of the lovely prospect they could obtain from Everton Lane, over Mr. Plumpton's breast-high wall, which was skirted by lofty trees, of the distant town, the river, and the Cheshire shore. Plumpton Terrace now occupies the site of the wall, the trees, the brushwood, and the crest of the green fields.

To the Beacon Hill came crowds of holiday folks, whenever an ' out ' was to be obtained ; and truly they must have enjoyed a prospect of no common order, embracing, as it did, town, village, plain, pasture, river, and ocean. From the Beacon a view of fully thirty miles round could be obtained, and under certain conditions of light and atmosphere a distance of fifty miles could be compassed."

  REF: 4209


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l5-everton-house-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Everton House , Everton, L.5 - 1843

 

  REF: 4208


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l5-everton-cross-2-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Everton Cross, Everton, L.5 - 1843

  As described in "Bygone Liverpool" in the year 1913

EVERTON'S old Village Cross was at a later date used as a sundial. It eventually stood in the way of traffic, but its demolition was stoutly opposed for old sake's sake. However, its removal was decided on, and was carried out during the night ; and when some of the old residents awoke the next morning, they were greatly shocked to learn that its old standing-place would know it no more.

  REF: 4207


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l5-everton-beacon-2-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Everton Beacon, Everton, L.5 - 1843

 

  REF: 4206


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l5-everton brow-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Everton Brow, Everton, L.5 - 1843

 

  REF: 4205


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l5-everton-brow-1800
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Everton Brow, Everton, L.5 - 1800

 

  REF: 4204


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l3-everton-toffee-1884
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Everton Brow, Everton, L.3 - 1884

 

  REF: 4143


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l3-cotton-exchange-1924
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Cotton Exchange Exchange Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1924

 

  REF: 4142


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-the-exchange-1887
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Exchange Buildings Exchange Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1887

 

  REF: 4102


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-the-exchange-2-1887
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Exchange Buildings Exchange Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1887

  Note to diary - Must remember to open a hat shop.

  REF: 4101


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-the-exchange-buildings-grand-ball-1868
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Exchange Buildings Grand Ball Exchange Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1868

 

  REF: 4100


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-the-exchange-buildings-1830
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Exchange Buildings Exchange Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1830

 

  REF: 4099


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-the-exchange-c1790
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Exchange , Centre-Town, L.2 - 1790

 

  REF: 4098


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-snowballing-at-the-exchange-1854
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Exchange Buildings Exchange Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1854

 

  REF: 4095


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-old-exchange-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Old Exchange Exchange Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1843

  As described in "A History of Liverpool" in the year 1907

Though the Town Council made no attempt to alleviate or remove the conditions of sordid misery in which so many of the inhabitants of the town dwelt, they paid a good deal of attention during this period to the beautifying of the central streets and public buildings. The Town Hall, gutted by a fire on the 18th of January, 1795, was enlarged and very successfully reconstructed. Behind it the huddled and unsavoury alleys which occupied the site of the modern exchange, were demolished ; and in the open space thus created there was erected a splendid monument to Lord Nelson, the result of a subscription that followed Trafalgar, and the first public monument erected in Liverpool.

Round it there rose a spacious quadrangular exchange, which was opened in 1808, but served the needs of the town's commerce only for fifty years, being replaced in 1858 by the modern exchange.

  REF: 4089


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-exchange-and-nelsons-monument-c1882
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Nelson's Monument Exchange Building, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1882

 

  REF: 4057


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-exchange-buildings-1847
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Exchange Building, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1847

 

  REF: 4056


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-exchange-and-nelsons-monument-1836
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Nelson's Monument Exchange Building, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1836

 

  REF: 4055


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-exchange-newsroom-interior-1831
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Exchange Newsroom Interior , Centre-Town, L.2 - 1831

 

  REF: 4054


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-exchange-and-nelsons-monument-1830
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Nelson's Monument Exchange Building, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1830

 

  REF: 4053


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-exchange-buildings-1808
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Exchange Buildings , Centre-Town, L.2 - 1808

  As described in "Bygone Liverpool" in the year 1913

AT an early date the Town Hall was a mercantile Exchange, though business men seem to have preferred to assemble in the open air, in front of the hall, where the bulk of the business was transacted. But the traffic in Castle Street and Dale Street grew with the increasing trade of the port, so that business was subject to interruption, and it was decided to erect a new Exchange. Enfield states that in the year 1753 there were 3700 houses and 20,000 inhabitants, and that in 1760 there were 4200 houses and about 25,000 inhabitants, so that in seven years there was an increase of 500 houses and 5,000 inhabitants, a striking proof of the growing importance of Liverpool.

In April 1801 a sum of £80,000 was subscribed in a few hours for a new Exchange, the foundation stone being laid June 30, 1803, and the building opened to the public on March i, 1808. But the trade quickly outgrew the scope of the new building ; a new company was formed, the old building was taken down, and the present Exchange building erected, with Mr. T. M. Wyatt as architect, at a cost of £220,000, the new company having been formed in 1862.

  REF: 4052


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-blacklers-store-elliot-street-c1920
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Blacklers Elliot Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1920

 

  REF: 4027


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-old-exchange-1674
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Old Exchange , Centre-Town, L.1 - 1674

 

  REF: 3853


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-lime-street-1905
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Empire Theatre Lime Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1905

 

  REF: 3807


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-emigrants-at-liverpool-1882
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Emigrants at Liverpool , Centre-Town, L.1 - 1882

 

  REF: 3764



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