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Heritage at Risk in Liverpool

Great work has been done to improve the lot of certain vulnerable historic buildings in Liverpool. Four buildings have been removed from the Heritage at Risk Register:

  • North Warehouse, Stanley Dock Village;
  • the ex-Royal Insurance HQ Building, North John Street;
  • the Laundry and Laundry Cottage, Croxteth Park;
  • the former St Andrew’s Church, Rodney Street.

You can read about the plans for these buildings in the not-proofread Liverpool Echo article: English Heritage praises Liverpool for historic buildings. Read more

Liverpool from above and around

This week (fortnight?) I’m looking at the historic city of Liverpool from above, and from raised perspectives both literal and metaphorical. Read more

Lost Liverpool, photos and maps

This week I’m exploring the hidden side of Liverpool history, as well as passing on some maps which may change the way you look at the world.

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Museums, World Heritage and Woolton in Bloom

In the news this week, English Heritage are continuing efforts to protect the historic environment, while a local resident of Woolton is playing her own role. David Fleming talks about Liverpool’s World Heritage Site status, and the Maritime Museum (of which he is ultimately responsible, amongst other things) appears on a new set of stamps.

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The Changing Liverpool Landscape

This week’s round-up looks at a project to rediscover Liverpool’s royal past, a couple of articles worried about Liverpool’s planning future, and an old building goes back to its roots. First off, a recently-started project investigates a place very close to my heart.

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Top Liverpool Links, 30th September 2013

It’s time for another round-up of interesting Liverpool history sites and pages I’ve come across recently. I’ve also a few news stories to share, but first of all, some old photos and videos.

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Liverpool and other city landscapes

This blog, as well as Historic Liverpool (and *ahem* the book!) is all about the historic landscape. It’s about the shape of the city, its growth, and what it’s like to live, work and play in it. So, this round-up of links starts with a bunch not directly linked to Liverpool, but takes a wider view of cities in general, and the people who look deeper into them. It might not be what you think of when you think of Liverpool history, but hopefully it’ll be interesting! Read more

Latest Liverpool Stories

The word ‘blog’ is short for ‘weblog’, a log of interesting sites you’ve come across, and which you want to share with your readers. So, in the first of an attempt at a regular feature, here are some stories of interest to those who like a bit of Liverpool history… Read more

Liverpool: A landscape history – book signings

Things have been a little quiet since the book came out a couple of weeks ago, but the ‘big push’ is upon us, as I will be popping into some local Waterstones shops to sign copies!

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Zen and the Art of Heritage Protection

Heritage Protection is a controversial field at the best of times. There are almost as many different opinions on a given listing, say, as there are people offering said opinions. It’s difficult for the likes of English Heritage to decide what to protect and what to let go, and it’s certainly not a scientific process. But should we stop getting confused between the things we should be saving, and the events they merely represent?

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