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Bygone Liverpool is a collaboration of two local historians Daz White and Glen Huntley. Our aim is to uncover little known, or previously unknown, aspects of Liverpool’s history. By pooling resources and individual skills this project uses original source material from archives to enable a fresh outlook on the city’s past.

Glen Huntley has been exploring the history of Toxteth Park and Aigburth since 2012 with his website The Priory and the Cast Iron Shore.

Daz White has been posting discoveries of Liverpool’s history for decades, you can follow him on Twitter: Liverpool Fragments

Feel free to share posts on this website but please credit the authors, you can also follow us on Twitter @bygoneliverpool.

Discovered: The ancient boundaries of Toxteth Park. We also rechart the boundaries of Liverpool and Everton, before 1207.

In this post we rediscover the earliest boundaries of Toxteth Park using documents from the 11th to 14th centuries. We show that half of Liverpool city centre was originally in Toxteth. We also show the origin of Everton, its name and its original boundary. This is without doubt our most complex post so far, butContinue reading “Discovered: The ancient boundaries of Toxteth Park. We also rechart the boundaries of Liverpool and Everton, before 1207.”

Depictions of enslaved African children on Martins Bank, and chained figures on the Nelson Monument

The Martins Bank building on Water Street (1932) and the Nelson Monument on Exchange Flags (1813) are two of Liverpool’s architectural treasures. Both have been said to depict, or allude to, enslaved Africans. Reliefs on the entrance to the bank is said to include two enslaved African children with wrist and ankle restraints. The twoContinue reading “Depictions of enslaved African children on Martins Bank, and chained figures on the Nelson Monument”

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