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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

Results that match your search: 44

Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l37-old-town-lane-freshfield-c1900
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Old Town Lane, Freshfield, L37 - 1900

 

  REF: 4671


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l17-otterspool-1960
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Promenade Otterspool, Aigburth, L17 - 1960

  At last, progress. Now that's much better than it was 60 years ago

  REF: 4400


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l17-otterspool-2-1950
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Promenade Otterspool, Aigburth, L17 - 1950

  Let's put a tribute up to remind everyone how well we've done!

  REF: 4399


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l17-otterspool-1950
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Promenade Otterspool, Aigburth, L17 - 1950

  Who'd have believed this used to be a rubbish tip now no-one can remember it being a beauty spot?

  REF: 4398


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l17-otterspool-1950
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Promenade Otterspool, Aigburth, L17 - 1950

 

  REF: 4397


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l17-otterspool-promenade-1950
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Promenade Otterspool, Aigburth, L17 - 1950

 

  REF: 4396


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l17-otterspool-promenade-2-1950
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Promenade Otterspool, Aigburth, L17 - 1950

 

  REF: 4395


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l17-aigburth-otterspool-aerial-view-1950
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Aerial View Otterspool, Aigburth, L17 - 1950

  What shall we do with it now? I know, let's make a promenade.

  REF: 4394


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l17-otterspool-3-1930
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Rubbish Tip Otterspool, Aigburth, L17 - 1930

  Right, let's fill in that old beauty spot with this rubbish.

  REF: 4391


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l17-otterspool-1930
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Otterspool, Aigburth, L17 - 1930

 

  REF: 4390


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l17-otterspool-shore-1930
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Shore Otterspool, Aigburth, L17 - 1930

  there, that should keep the water off the rubbish.

  REF: 4389


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l17-otterspool-shore-2-1930
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Shore Otterspool, Aigburth, L17 - 1930

 

  REF: 4388


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l17-otterspool-1929
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Otterspool, Aigburth, L17 - 1929

 

  REF: 4387


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l17-otterspool-beach-1929
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Beach Otterspool, Aigburth, L17 - 1929

  Probably the last sight of Otterspool in its natural state as they begin gearing up to make the rubbish tip over which they'd eventually lay 'The Prom'.

  REF: 4386


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l17-otterspool-river-bank-1926
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Riverbank Otterspool, Aigburth, L17 - 1926

 

  REF: 4385


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l17-otterspool-1900
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Lakeside Otterspool, Aigburth, L17 - 1900

 

  REF: 4384


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l17-otterspool-farm-1900
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Otterspool Farm Otterspool, Aigburth, L17 - 1900

 

  REF: 4383


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l17-otterspool-2-1847
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Otterspool , Aigburth, L17 - 1847

 

  REF: 4382


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l17-otterspool-1847
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Otterspool , Aigburth, L17 - 1847

 

  REF: 4381


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l8-overhead-railway-1-1956
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Overhead Railway , Dingle, L.8 - 1956

 

  REF: 4276


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l8-overhead-railway-2-1956
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Overhead Railway , Dingle, L.8 - 1956

 

  REF: 4275


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l8-overhead-railway-1956
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Overhead Railway , Dingle, L.8 - 1956

  inside a carriage.

  REF: 4274


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

Category: history

Address: The Overhead Railway Dock Road, Dingle, L.8 - 1950

 

  REF: 4272


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l8-overhead-railway-and-dock-road
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Overhead Railway Dock Road, Dingle, L.8 - 1900

 

  REF: 4271


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l8-overhead-railway-1945
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Overhead Railway , Dingle, L.8 - 1945

 

  REF: 4270


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l8-overhead-railway-1890
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Overhead Railway Station Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1890

  with some sailors

  REF: 4266


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-mersey-tunnel-1960
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Mersey Tunnel Old Haymarket, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1960

 

  REF: 4078


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-mersey-tunnel-1956
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Mersey Tunnel Old Haymarket, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1956

 

  REF: 4077


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l2-cotton-exchange
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Cotton Exchange Old Hall Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1900

 

  REF: 4044


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-the-scotch-chapel-united-presbyterian-oldham-street-1839
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Scotch Chapel Oldham Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1839

 

  REF: 3990


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-the-overhead-railway-2-1895
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Overhead Railway Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1895

 

  REF: 3983


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-the-overhead-railway-1895
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Overhead Railway Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1895

 

  REF: 3982


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-overhead-railway-1935
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Overhead Railway Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1935

 

  REF: 3862


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-overhead-railway-and-st-nicholas-church-1920
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Overhead Railway Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1920

 

  REF: 3861


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-overhead-railway-and-docks-1920
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Overhead Railway , Centre-Town, L.1 - 1920

 

  REF: 3860


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-overhead-railway-1914
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Overhead Railway Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1914

 

  REF: 3859


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-overhead-railway-st-nicholas-church-1903
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Overhead Railway and St Nicholas Church Pier Head, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1903

  In 1893 the world's first electric elevated urban railway, the Liverpool Overhead Railway was opened. It ran from Dingle, in the south (the station was a the bottom of Park Road, next to the Gaumont cinema), along the length of the Dock Road to Seaforth, in the north. It boasted the world's first all-electric colour light signalling system. Affectionately known as "The Docker's Umbrella" it provided passage to all the docks until 1955 when a report into the structure of the viaduct showed major repairs were needed that the company could not afford. The railway closed at the end of 1956 and the structure was dismantled the following year.

  REF: 3858


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-l1-old-alms-house-lime-street-1843
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Old Alms House Lime Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1843

 

  REF: 3849


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-st-nicholas-church-and-st-georges-basin-1824
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Our Lady and St Nicholas Church Old Churchyard, Chapel Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1824

  The Church and St George's Basin.

As described in "Bygone Liverpool" in the year 1913

THIS engraving is of great interest, and a comparison with the neighbourhood of the present day will exhibit the great changes that have taken place in the locality. The church of St. Nicholas is mentioned in a document about the middle of the fourteenth century, when permission was obtained from the Bishop of Lichfield to form a cemetery round the church. Trees grew close to the church in the early days, and there exists a French print as late as the beginning of the nineteenth century, which shows trees growing in the close neighbourhood. Blome, writing in 1673, states there was a free school near the church, adding, " at the West End thereof next the river, stood the Statue of St. Nicholas, long since defaced and gone." St. Nicholas is the patron saint of mariners. In 1746 a spire was built upon the old tower, and in 1774 the body of the church was rebuilt. On February 11, 1810, the spire fell and crashed into the church together with the peal of bells, one of which weighed over 15 cwt.

  REF: 99


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-st-nicholas-church-and-tower-buildings-c1800s
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Our Lady and St Nicholas Church Old Churchyard, Chapel Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1800

  The Church and Tower Buildings.

As described in "Bygone Liverpool" in the year 1913

Tower Buildings, which have recently been taken down and rebuilt, stood on the site of the Tower, near the bottom of Water Street. In excavating for the foundation, stones of the old tower were found.

The building was designed by Sir James Picton, to whom Liverpool is under a deep debt of gratitude, for he gave much of his time and a great deal of well-directed energy to the town's service. There was scarcely a side of life that did not interest him, and he put a monument up to himself in the foundation and extension of our Free Public Reference Library, realizing at an early date that important books should be possessed even if rarely referred to.

  REF: 98


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-st-nicholas-church-and-battery-1749
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Our Lady and St Nicholas Church Old Churchyard, Chapel Street, Centre-Town, L.2 - 1749

  The Church and Battery.

As described in "Bygone Liverpool" in the year 1913

MR. HERDMAN made this drawing from an older one by J. Butler, and it is important because it shows St. Nicholas' church before the fall of the spire. The new tower and lantern which replaced it are figured on plate XXIV. The fall of the spire occurred on Sunday, February 11, 1810, whilst the bells were ringing, and the congregation assembling for divine worship, and the debris buried those who had already entered the church. Unfortunately the children of Moorfields' Charity School had partly entered the church. The boys being last had not entered and all escaped, but twenty-four little girls were killed, and four badly injured. Singularly enough the men who were in the tower ringing the bells all escaped, except one man and a boy who were buried, but both were extricated alive, although the boy expired soon after.

  REF: 97


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-observatory-1900
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: The Observatory Waterloo Dock, Centre-North, L.1 - 1900

  In 1845 the Mersey Docks & Harbour Board established the Liverpool Observatory at Waterloo Dock, to provide all the tidal, meteorological and astronomical information required by ship owners.

  REF: 74


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-mount-pleasant-the-old-bowling-green-house-street-1753
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Old Bowling Green House Mount Pleasant, Centre-Town, L.3 - 1753

  Birthplace of William Roscoe, one of the Founders of the Athenaeum, who was born in Liverpool on 8 March 1753 and died in the city on 30 June 1831.

He was a Lawyer, English historian, Member of Parliament and one of the founders of Liverpool's Botanical Collection.

  REF: 69


Liverpool, history, liverpool-history-lime-street-the-old-fall-well-1771
Location: Liverpool

Category: history

Address: Old Fall Well Lime Street, Centre-Town, L.1 - 1771

  As described in "Bygone Liverpool" in the year 1913

BEATTIE states that he made this drawing from " an original drawing," but does not mention the name of the artist, nor the date at which it was made. It shows the four windmills which stood on the present site of Lime Street, and which were there in 1771 ; whilst the building on the left is the back of the old asylum, and marks about the site of the south end of St. George's Hall.

The old Fall Well stood originally on the Great Heath, and was a boon to the people within its reach, because it afforded an excellent supply of good water, which all were free to use. It must be remembered that there was no public water-supply in the town in those days, and private owners of a good spring put a price on this necessary of life and sold it in the streets, or to those who cared to fetch and carry at the well. A writer in 1797 says, "the whole number of water carts employed is 41, and this is no small nuisance."

The Council took care of the Old Fall Well, and in 1635 ordered " that no manner of person shall wash either yarne or woole there upon paine of three shillings and four pence fine for every offence." The well stood near the corner of the present St. John's Lane and Roe Street.

  REF: 62



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