The Stranger in Skelmersdale

Yesterday I had a day being ‘The Stranger in Skelmersdale.’ One day, 200 years after the writing of this early guidebook to Liverpool, doing something similar to its 19th Century author. Being taken on a walk round a town that I hardly know at all, then writing down my immediate impressions here. ✹ I remember […]

Mr Roscoe’s Garden: A Political History

Here at a sense of place we’re big appreciators of William Roscoe and all he did for the City of Liverpool and, well, for humanity generally. Helping to get the Transatlantic Slave Trade stopped, at considerable physical and financial risk to himself was no mean feat after all. We followed his life, interests and achievements […]

The Stranger in Liverpool

Where would you take a first-time visitor to Liverpool to show them the best of the city? Well if it were the early 19th Century you’d obviously reach for your trusty copy of ‘The Stranger in Liverpool’ for sound advice. This early guidebook to  the ‘Town of Liverpool and its environs’ assists me to this […]