It’s Liverpool, in 1820

Last time we were here it was 1775, now, just 45 years later, Liverpool has changed dramatically. The population is now 118,000 and growing rapidly. By the middle of the century it will be 376,000 and the town will be calling itself a city. William Roscoe, the young poet just making his way in 1775 […]

It’s Liverpool, in 1775

A while ago we had a look at Liverpool not long before I was born, and 1953 looked like a strange and long ago place. Today we’re going well back before any of us were born, to an apparently idyllic Liverpool of 1775. Where we now have the Cathedral and Upper Duke Street, the harvest […]