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Welcome to our extensive gallery of old images of Liverpool. Mostly, they have been collected from our extensive library of old Liverpool books, all of which have been out of circulation for more than a 100 years.

In order to make these very rare Liverpool books availability for you today, we have meticulously and faithfully reproduced them in epub eBook format so you can see and purchase them for your own collection in our shop

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Liverpool, history, liverpool-l2-james-street-and-fish-market-1822-11.0x8.0-300
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Fish Market James Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1822


  REF: 4942

Liverpool, history, liverpool-l1-the-coalbrookdale-iron-warehouse-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Coalbrookdale Iron Warehouse James Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1843


  REF: 4913

Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l17-jericho-lane-otterspool-1931
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Jericho Lane, Aigburth, L17 - 1931

  Now that we've got all these bin wagons coming, we're gonna need a wider road. Makes sense, doesn't it?

  REF: 4392

Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l9-jacobs-aintree-1952
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Jacobs Biscuits , Aintree, L.9 - 1952


  REF: 4347

Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l8-overhead-railway-2-1907
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Overhead Railway James Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1907

  From a painting by James Hamilton Hay.

  REF: 4267

Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-white-star-offices-james-street-1920
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: White Star Offices James Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1920


  REF: 4137

Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-james-street-station-1940
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Railway Station James Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1940


  REF: 4065

Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-james-street-bomb-damage-1941
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Bomb Damage WWII James Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1941


  REF: 4064

Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-james-street-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: James Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1843

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

Many of the streets in the centre of the town owe their names to the burgesses of the period. Alderman Preeson was the first man to build a house on the edge of the castle ditch, and is commemorated in Preeson's Row. Thomas Lancelot was a ' drunken idle fellow ' and scarcely deserves to be commemorated in the name of the street which was cut through his Hey or field; but Roger James, who gave his name to James Street, was ' a very honest man,' and had ' a good woman to his wife.' Sir Thomas Street owes its name to Sir Thomas Johnson, already named, who owned a croft on the site of the Municipal Buildings ; and ' a brave street,' now known as Hackins Hey, was cut through the Hey of John Hacking.

Some interesting information from the records of the castle:-
The south-western tower formed the keep, the most important building of the Castle, probably containing the residential quarters of the lord. From this tower a small chapel extended along the southern wall, as far as the cross-wall dividing the courtyard ; while the western wall, looking toward the river, was occupied by a large banqueting hall, with kitchens and a brew-house and bake-house.

A small postern gate on this side led to some steps into the moat, whence an underground passage ran, parallel with James Street, to the edge of the river ; by this provisions could be brought into the Castle, or the garrison could make its escape if necessary.

  REF: 4063

Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-coalbrookdale-iron-warehouse-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Coalbrookdale Iron Warehouse James Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1843

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


is a handsome building in James'-street, with a stone front in the Grecian style. The splendid show rooms of this establishment are, at all times, open to visitors, who will be interested by the extent of the premises, and the beautiful specimens of iron manufacture. Chimney and table ornaments, casts, vases, chandeliers, ornamental tables, grates, fenders, fire-irons, and articles of taste and elegance, are here displayed.

The upper rooms, about twelve in number, contain a vast variety of the more common cast-iron articles. The visitor is lost among the endless ranges of fire grates and stoves, beds, garden chairs, pans, boilers, &c., thousands of which are piled up together. The works are at Coalbrookdale, in Shropshire.

  REF: 3738

Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-james-street-1822
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: James Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1822

  As described in "Bygone Liverpool" in the year 1913

SIR EDWARD MOORE, at one time the largest property owner in Liverpool, whose inventory of the property contains so much precious and racy history, the original manuscript of which was lately bequeathed to the Corporation of Liverpool and is now in the Free Public Library, was not given to singing the praises of the men whom he knew ; so we may take it that Roger James was all and something more than he describes, when he writes him down as " a very honest man, and a good woman to [for] his wife."

W. Fergusson Irvine has an interesting note on the origin of the name of the street in "Liverpool in Charles the Second's Time." He says, " This Roger James was a man who prospered with the town, and subsequently built premises in Moor Street, and then in a new street backing to Moor Street, and which was eventually called after his name ; and James Street is with us to this day, though very different from the day when Roger James knew it."

Herdman worked from a drawing dated 1822, which shows the old houses and the fish market, which latter was not taken down until 1839.

  REF: 52

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