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Liverpool History Journal 15 (2016)

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The publication of the Society’s annual Journal is one of the highlights of the year. It is a high quality production containing articles on various aspects of Liverpool and Merseyside’s history, both ancient and modern, and illustrated with plenty of photographs, maps, engravings etc.

This year’s Journal , the Society’s 15th, contains thirteen articles.

  • Port of Liverpool Timeline – Ron Jones
  • The Shelmerdine-Rathbone Connection – John Tiernan
  • The Hispanic Liverpool Project: Notes on the History of Liverpool’s Luso-Hispanic Communities – Kirsty Hooper
  • ‘Liverpool in Ecstacies’: Mafeking Night in Liverpool, May 1900 – John Pinfold
  • ‘The Liverpool Phil’: A Brief History of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society Part II – Stephen A Gent
  • Arthur Kenrick Lloyd: the story of a nobody – Bill Sergeant
  • The David Lewis Hostel and Theatre – John Sharp
  • Walking On Water Street, Part 9 – Publicans Galore in the Old Church Yard – Graham Jones
  • The Man who bought the Tinted Venus – John Hussey
  • Opera in Nineteenth Century Liverpool – Glyn Williams
  • Fact & Fancy: Notable Relics of the CSS Shenandoah – J Andrew Briggs & Catherine M Wright
  • Rolling with the Punches: Liverpool and Manchester’s experience of professional boxing during the Second World War – Gary Shaw
  • William Mackenzie, the Rodney Street Pyramid and a Forgotten Liverpool Great – Richard Macdonald

 

Articles for the Journal are mostly written by the Society’s own members but articles from non-members are most welcome too. The PDF will give you a good idea of the type of article that has found its way into the Journal over the years.

Major articles should not normally exceed 4,000 words but we are more than happy to publish shorter articles too.

Do you have an idea for an article? In the first instance please email: journal@liverpoolhistorysociety.org.uk
with a brief explanation of what you have in mind and we’ll take it from there.

Liverpool History Journal 14 (2015)

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A collection of articles featuring accounts of Liverpool’s rich history including:

  • “Remember the Lusitania!” 1915-2015 R.I.P. – Ron Jones
  • The Old Dock Re-visited: Some 300th Anniversary Musings – Adrian Jarvis
  • Walking on Water Street, Part 8. Vanished Streets: Chorley Street, 1725-1925 – Graham Jones
  • Eisteddfods in Liverpool – Brian Woodbridge
  • A Healthy Final Journey. The Development of Liverpool’s Cemeteries – c.160 to 1910 – F T Forrest
  • Strangers in a Strange Land – John Hussey
  • Peter Ellis and Two Buildings on Catharine Street – Graham Jones
  • New Light on the Crown Street Terminus of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway – Hugh Hollinghurst
  • Celebrating the Bi-centenary of the Township of Waterloo – Brenda Murray
  • The Foundation of University College, Liverpool 1878-1882 – Martin Strauss
  • Cunard in World War One – David Hearn
  • Edwin Lyon: a Forgotten Liverpool Sculptor – Ann Truesdale
  • ‘The Liverpool Phil’. A Brief History of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society: Part 1 – Stephen Gent
  • Kate Sheppard: Liverpool and New Zealand – Janet E Hollinshead
  • From St Martin’s Cottages to Juvenal Dwellings – Liverpool’s Pioneering Role in the Provision of Public Housing – Bertie Dockerill
  • The Sinking of the Lusitania. Merseyside 1915: the Response of Letter-Writers to the Anti-German Riots – Lee P Ruddin

Liverpool History Journal 13 (2014)

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A collection of articles featuring accounts of Liverpool’s rich history including:

  • Merseyside 1914: The Pre-War Months – Lee P Ruddin
  • Jesse Hartley – A Great Engineer? – Adrian Jarvis
  • Walking On Water Street, Part 7: From the Mariner’s Tavern to the Liverpool Arms – Graham Jones
  • Michael Alexander Gage; The Masonic Rebel and The Liverpool Waterworks Bill – David Harrison
  • Liverpool International Garden Festival 1984: 30 Years On – Gary Langley
  • The Sloyne: ‘in the sea-world and of it’ – John Tully
  • An Interesting Flagpole – Brian Woodbridge
  • Land and Politics at the Seaside: Southport The Making of a Middle-Class Victorian Resort – Stephen A Gent
  • The Liverpool Pals in The Great War – Tony Wainwright
  • Joseph Williamson (1769-1840): The King of Edge Hill – Norma White
  • The Waterhouse Heritage in and around Liverpool – F T Forrest
  • The Bank Of Liverpool: 1831 to 1918  -David Hearn
  • The Compassionate German – John Hussey

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Payment by cheque (UK only, with free P&P):-

Make your cheque for £24 payable to ‘Liverpool History Society’ and send to:-
LHS Administration Secretary, 32 Rugby Drive, Aintree, Liverpool L10 8JU

Discounts:-

Discounts will be available for members of the Liverpool History Society and members of related UK historical societies and architectural bodies.

Members of the LHS only should e-mail footsteps@liverpoolhistorysociety.org to request details.

Members of all other societies and bodies should contact their own organisations for details.

The book will also be available from a growing number of Merseyside outlets including Editions at 16 Cook Street and National Museums Merseyside. It will not be available through internet distributors such as Amazon despite being advertised there.

‘I have had a totally engrossing read of this book… I take my hat off to you for the quality of production and design… You have certainly notched up the quality of local history research significantly.’  Timothy Stevens, Assistant Director (Collections) at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and a previous Director of the Walker Art Gallery.

‘I have just finished your outstanding book… It was absolutely fascinating in its clarity and execution.’  Ken Rogers, Managing Director, Trinity Mirror, and author of  The Lost Tribe of Everton and Scottie Road.

‘I think it is a fabulous publication.’  Karen O’Rourke, Curator of Social History, National Museums Liverpool.

 

Liverpool History Journal 12 (2013)


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A collection of articles featuring accounts of Liverpool’s rich history including:

  • Liverpool Sailors’ Home – Stephen McKay
  • America’s Entry into the First World War – Lee P. Ruddin
  • Edward Rushton: Forgotten Hero – Mary Harrison
  • The Great Venture of our Lives: Alfred Holt and the Ocean Steam Ship Company – Tony Melling
  • The Defences of the Mersey – David Hearn
  • The Early Years Of The Liver Sketching Club – David Brown
  • North and South – Allan Stuart Hanckel and James Daniel Sefton – John Hussey
  • A History of Lowlands – Stephen Guy Homes Fit for Heroes or a New Hell in the Suburbs? – F.T. Forrest
  • Homes Fit For Heroes Or A New Hell In The Suburbs? – F.T. Forrest
  • Walking on Water Street. Part 4 – The Sale of a House in Moor Street in 1765 – Graham Jones
  • Walking on Water Street. Part 5 – The Will of a Fenwick Street Merchant – Graham Jones
  • Walking on Water Street. Part 6 – The ‘Mansion House’ in Drury Lane – Graham Jones
  • The Shelmerdine Architectural Dynasty – John Tiernan
  • Liverpool Medical Institution – Samantha Pickup

Liverpool History Society Journal 11 (2012)

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A collection of articles featuring accounts of Liverpool’s rich history including:

  • The Stanley Family in Liverpool – Mary Harrison
  • Childwall Hall – Janet E. Hollinshead
  • Thomas de Quincey in Everton – Brenda Murray
  • Southport – The ‘Montpelier of the North’: The Making of a Middle-class Victorian Seaside Resort – Stephen A. Gent
  • Mr Roscoe’s Library – John Tiernan
  • Dr David Boswell Reid (1805-1863), Ventilator of St George’s Hall – Neil S. Sturrock
  • Henry Brougham and the Rise and Fall of the (Radical) American Interest in Liverpool, 1808-1812 – Lee Ruddin
  • James Newlands (1813-1871), Britain’s & Liverpool’s First Borough Engineer – Rob Ainsworth
  • Walking on Water Street. Part 1 Tower Building and the Ellerman and Papayanni Line – Graham Jones
  • Walking on Water Street. Part 2 The Cabin & the Kiosk at Pier Head Station – Graham Jones
  • Walking on Water Street. Part 3 Borough Buildings, Water Street (1859-ca. 1970) – Graham Jones
  • The Forgotten Artist: Thomas Huson (1844-1920) – John Hussey
  • St Luke’s Church, Crosby: Receipts 1915-1921 – Hugh Hollinghurst
  • Miss Fergie’s Photos Stephen Guy
  • Modernism and Art Deco in Liverpool’s Architecture of the 20s & 30s – F.T. Forrest
  • In the Wake of Titanic: Liverpool’s Links with the Most Famous Liner in Maritime History – Ron Jones

Liverpool History Society Journal 10 (2011)

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A collection of articles featuring accounts of Liverpool’s rich history including:

  • Childwall Churchwardens – Kay Parrott
  • “Bloody Ban” The Life And Times Of Lt. Col. Banastre Tarleton – Ron Jones
  • Another Unbuilt Masterpiece? A Follow-Up – Michael E Brian
  • The Hodgsons Of Caton And Liverpool – Jonathan Huddleston
  • Merchants, Entrepreneurs And Adventurers: The Hollands Of Liverpool And Wirral – John Tiernan
  • A Square Peg In A Round Hole? A.T. Squarey And The American Civil War – Lee P. Ruddin
  • W.A.L. Fletcher Of Allerton – Gerald Parkhouse
  • John Alexander Brodie (1858–1934) Liverpool City Engineer “The Second Thomas Telford” – Rob Ainsworth
  • The Indian Garden: A Memoir Of The Liverpool International Garden Festival 1984 – J. Hussey
  • Liverpool’s Pioneering Role In Commercial Architecture – Caroline Withall
  • Slum Clearance In Liverpool In The 1960s: Official Policy And Personal Experience – F.T. Forrest
  • The Liverpool General Transport Strike, 1911 – Eric Taplin

Liverpool History Society Journal 09 (2010)

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A collection of articles featuring accounts of Liverpool’s rich history including:

  • The Life And Times Of Shaw Street – Marie McQuade
  • Mr Hawthorne Comes To Liverpool – Ron Jones
  • Victorian Liverpool’s Maritime Economy And Child Labour – Caroline Withall
  • A Very English Taj Mahal – John Hussey
  • Liverpool Halfpennies – Michael E Brian & Kathy Donaldson
  • Two Bootle Brothers: Albert Edward & Charles Herbert Workman – Andrew Lee Hart
  • From Liverpool To The Lake District: W G Collingwood – J A Hilton
  • The Liverpool Privateers 1779-1783 – Don Higham
  • Naming The Natives: The Origins Of ‘Dicky Sam’, ‘Wacker’ And Scouse’ – Tony Crowley
  • Liverpool To Prescot Turnpike Road 1726-1871 – Neville King
  • Huyton’s Forgotten School And Landing Ground – Rob O’Brien
  • A Dead Loss? The Short But Unusual History Of The Liverpool Crematorium Company – Rob Halliday & Fred Forrest
  • Hitler 1889-1945: We Never Met, But Our Paths Crossed – Stan Houghton
  • 20 Forthlin Road: A McCartney Family Home – Kevin Roach
  • St Sylvester’s School In The 1930s – Frank Boyce

Liverpool History Society Journal 07 (2008)

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A collection of articles featuring accounts of Liverpool’s rich history.

  • Educational Snapshots of Liverpool – Jo McCann & Fred Forrest
  • Death in the Pool of Life – Marie McQuade
  • The Herdman Family of Liverpool – Kay Parrott
  • The Orrell Mandoliers – Gordon Charters
  • Resuscitation from Drowning in Late Eighteenth Century Liverpool (1775-1825) – Reg Yorke
  • Muddied Oafs on the Mersey: Amateur football in the Liverpool district 1879-1915 – Tom Preston
  • “Unity in Essentials”: The Building of Prescot Union Workhouse Chapel – Kathy Donaldson
  • “Yours Faithfully, W E Gladstone” – Mary Harrison
  • A Century of Wurst: The origins of Liverpool’s Jewish eritage – Robert Ainsworth
  • The City of Liverpool and Liverpool City: Liverpool’s curious non-relationship with Rugby League Football – Michael Brocken
  • An Irish Club in Kirkdale – Brenda Murray
  • The Ugly Face Club – Arline Wilson
  • Around the Town in Forty-eight Hours: Jules Verne in Liverpool – Ian McKean

Classical Liverpool: Language, Sculpture and Architecture

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‘Classical Liverpool: language, sculpture and architecture’ will help you to appreciate the rich heritage of the world of Greece and Rome that the city offers. It translates the Latin inscriptions that you can see, and explains their significance. You will be able to understand the public sculpture that depends for its full effect on the knowledge of the gods and goddesses of the Greeks and Romans, and their associated myths, legends and symbols. If you want to study classical architecture, go into Liverpool, look around, and look up. This book will tell you what to look for and where to find it. A series of walks with maps is integrated into the work so that it can be used as a guidebook, and it is fully indexed with cross references. Most architectural features are illustrated with photographs, to give you enjoyment and fresh insights into Liverpool’s great classical tradition.

Classical Liverpool: an inside story


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‘Classical Liverpool: an inside story’ explains and illustrates the glories of the Classical tradition inside Liverpool’s buildings. Like its predecessor, ‘Classical Liverpool: language, sculpture and architecture’, it includes Latin and Greek inscriptions, sculptural relief and architectural design. But an interior can afford to be more colourful and detailed than the exterior: St George’s Great Hall for example contains a wealth of Classical symbolism and allusion that expresses the aspirations and ideals of the Victorian era. Coloured illustrations and a detailed explanation are given of this, including the tiled floor, not often open to view.