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15, Dec 2019

Unknown Facts About Liverpool


Whether it is one of the greatest bands of all time, The Beatles, or being home to some of the biggest clubs in English Football, Everton and Liverpool Football Club, the city situated on the eastern banks of River Mersey, is one of the most significant chapters of British history. Housing several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the city was referred to as the “European City of Culture” in 2008. Known for their dry and dark sense of humour, the metropolitan area of Liverpool houses nearly 2.4 Million Liverpudlians.

With its humble origins dating back to over 800 years ago in 1207, Liverpool is an extremely important location, both strategically as well as geographically. While it has served as a key centre for economic growth and development through its port, Liverpool, unfortunately, was a popular port through which slave trading was extremely common. While these facts about this major port city in England are quite well-known in the public domain, there are some relatively unknown as well as interesting facts that everyone might not know! Here are some of the most interesting and overlooked things about this great Historic City:

  1. Unique first-of-its-kind museums: Liverpool is a history lover’s paradise. With a wide range of museums that talk about how the various aspects of culture, whether it is music, sport, or the people together contribute to the culture of the city, the Museum of Liverpool is UK’s first museum dedicated to the history of a city and is the first new museum to be built in a century.

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  2. Home to the world’s first-ever passenger railway line: Nearly 200 years ago, the first passenger railway line of the world was laid out between Liverpool and Manchester.
  3. The Titanic Connection: The main element of one of the world’s most documented tragedies, the Titanic cruise had some striking connections with the city of Liverpool. The head office of the entity that managed the Titanic was situated in Liverpool. Further, all of the planning that went behind the voyage of this ship took place in this city.
  4. The Titanic Connection: The main element of one of the world’s most documented tragedies, the Titanic cruise had some striking connections with the city of Liverpool. The head office of the entity that managed the Titanic was situated in Liverpool. Further, all of the planning that went behind the voyage of this ship took place in this city.
  5. While Liverpool was unfortunately involved in the slave trade during the 18th Century, it is important to remember that the city was also home to men who fought against it. They were Willaim Rathbone, William Roscoe, and Edward Rushton.
  6. A school for the Visually Impaired: While significant innovations have been made throughout the country for the development of education among the visually impaired, did you know that Liverpool was the first English City with a school for them?
  7. Europe’s Longest established Chinese Community: With over 10,000 Chinese residents in Liverpool, along with a Chinese arch over 14 meters long (the longest in Europe), Liverpool is home to Europe’s longest established Chinese Community.

To sum it up, the city of Liverpool, laden with history and cultural significance has a lot of things that one might not know. So visit Liverpool once, interact with a local over a traditional Scouse meal, and learn more about this soulful city!

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