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Spirits of Place: Where historic landscapes collide (with folklore and fiction)

There’s nothing like a gathering of like minds to get the keyboard fingers itching to put down a few words! And this past Saturday (2nd April, 2016), the Spirits of Place symposium held at the Calderstones Mansion was just one of those gatherings.

The organiser was John Reppion, who’s written a book on 800 Years of Haunted Liverpool, as well as countless articles on Yo! Liverpool, comics and no doubt more that I’ve not come across. His opening talk set the scene for the day, and kicked off a full set of varied takes on Liverpool’s past. Read more

Liver Birds, Imaginary Cities, and Open Doors

There’s all sorts popping up around the Internet recently for those of a landscape persuasion. From the dozens of liver birds dotting the streets, to poking around inside old buildings, there’s something for every urban explorer. Then there’s imaginary city landscapes… Read more

Whatever the Risks, it’s people that keep history alive

This week we get an updated list of the heritage at risk on Merseyside, see a unique perspective on how Liverpool has changed over the last few decades, plus some personal points of view on Liverpool and its past.

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Old maps of Historic Liverpool now available as phone and tablet cases

I’m making my old maps of Liverpool more available for you to enjoy every day. From phone cases to drinking mugs, get your hands on some old Liverpool cartography. Read more

The riverside, high rises and shopping centres – old landscapes of Liverpool

Liverpool Landscapes is all about the discovery of Merseyside’s historic landscape. This week we take a look at photographic, video, text and map evidence for what once made up the city of Liverpool.

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Cornucopia of historical treasures: maps, talks, Ged Fagan and Peter Ellis

Happy New Year!

Well, by the time you read this we’ll be well into 2015, but it seems the right thing to say, as I’m planning to reinvigorate Liverpool Landscapes, which has gone a bit quiet over the last couple of years. My excuse is that I’ve become self-employed, and only just getting to grips with managing my time! Read more

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

The Liverpool History Geek’s Guide to Christmas

It’s that time of the year again, so what better way to beat the winter blues than to treat yourself to the stuff below. Of course, you could also buy something for the historian in your life, but who’s gonna know?

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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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