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2:00 pm Why Not Drown Liverpool? Welsh w...
Why Not Drown Liverpool? Welsh w...
Sep 17 @ 2:00 pm
Why not drown Liverpool? Welsh water for an English city What were you hoping could still be saved on 21st November 1956? The Liverpool Overhead Railway perhaps? On that day a small Welsh community marched[...]

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Liverpool History Society Notice Board

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The next LHS talks meeting is on the

17th September at the Liverpool Hope University,

Cornerstone Building

Why not drown Liverpool?

Welsh water for an English city

 

What were you hoping could still be saved on 21st November 1956?

The Liverpool Overhead Railway perhaps?

On that day a small Welsh community marched through Liverpool

with their banners, desperately hoping to save their valley

from what Liverpool City Council wanted to do to it.

 

What were you listening to on your record player on 22nd October 1965?

The recent Beatles release, ‘Yesterday’, perhaps?

That small Welsh community, however,

was remembering what had taken place the previous day:

the inauguration ceremony of a new Welsh reservoir for Liverpool.

 

What do you remember reading in the Liverpool Daily Post on 20th October 2005?

Benitez saluting the goal scorer in Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Anderlecht perhaps?

For the Welsh children who had lost their homes, their school, their chapel

and their way of life, they would have read that

‘Liverpool City Council last night said sorry for flooding a Welsh village 40 years ago’.

 

Come and hear the story of the drowning of Cwm Tryweryn.

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Liverpool History Society

Supports The Following

Blacklers Department Store, Elliot Street, Great Charlotte Street. Now a J D Wetherspoons public house named The Richard John Blackler. Lots of photographs on the interior walls tell the story of Blacklers in Liverpool and others tell the history of the docks, the slave trade and Liverpool’s connection. Please click on the link below the photo for more information.

https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pub-histories/the-richard-john-blackler

 


Galkoff’s and the Secret Life of Pembroke Place

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Galkoff’s and the Secret Life of Pembroke Place is a partnership between Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and National Museums Liverpool.

The project has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and research is beginning to reveal stories of this vibrant street from the 19th century to the present.

 If further funding is secured the project will enable the historic tiled frontage of Galkoff’s butchers shop to be conserved and moved to the Museum of Liverpool. An archaeological investigation of the last surviving example of court housing will also take place.
 
A new display at the Museum of Liverpool, The Secret life of Pembroke Place will bring stories of this part of the city to life.
 
If any LHS members are actively undertaking research relevant to Pembroke Place we’d be delighted to work with you to explore and share the stories you’ve uncovered.
 
For more information please visit the project webpage:
 
Or for further enquiries contact:
Tel: 0151 478 4573
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