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International Women’s Day: Liverpool’s Most Inspiring Ladies

Originally known as International Working Women’s Day, the 8th March now commemorates the women’s rights movement with International Women’s Day. The special date celebrates women’s achievements all around the world, with organised conferences and rallies, networking events and marches. In more recent years, social media has enabled awareness and support …

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300 Days of Celebrating the Bluecoat’s 300th Birthday

In 2017 the city will be celebrating the 300th birthday of Bluecoat, Liverpool’s oldest city centre building and the UK’s very first dedicated art centre. In honour of this great achievement, curator Bryan Briggs has disclosed details for a 300-day birthday celebration. An exciting programme set to include one exhibition, …

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The Origins Behind Liverpool’s Place-names

crosby-beach

Have you ever wondered about the inspiration behind your area’s place-name? Wonder no more. We are taking a look back at the origins of the city’s names, so you can learn a little bit more about the path under your feet. Aigburth Aigburth is an Anglo-Saxon place-name that translates as …

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The Most Haunted Buildings in Liverpool

philharmonic-pub

We’re getting into the Halloween spirit here at Signature’s Liverpool, as it’s just over a month away. That’s why we’ve done a little bit of research to find the most haunted buildings in Liverpool seriously, the following venues will give you the shivers… Liverpool Empire Theatre The Liverpool Empire Theatre …

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The Spookiest Stories in Liverpool

Bold Street

Liverpool is brimming with history, so it makes sense that there are plenty of spooky Liverpool stories and places to match, right? With Halloween just around the corner, we’re taking a look back at some of the city’s scariest places and stories that are sure to give you the shivers. …

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Historic Photos of the Liverpool Blitz

Liverpool-May-Blitz

Liverpool was essential to the Second World War effort, as the city, at the time, offered the largest port on the west coast. The Liverpool Blitz resulted in the death of 4,000 people from the Merseyside area, with the city’s death toll second only to London. In addition to offering …

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The Oldest Buildings in Liverpool

Croxteth-Hall

Liverpool offers more listed building than any other UK city outside of London. Our historic architecture is a symbol of our past and an essential part of our city’s future. Thanks to the many remarkable buildings that define our landscape, Liverpool has become popular for various movie productions, with our …

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16 Historic Liverpool Moments Captured on Camera

Evacuation of Liverpool Children

Liverpool has a rich and varied history – yet so many landmark moments have failed to be captured on film. We have therefore chosen to look at many moments that have been caught on camera, which have gone on to define the city’s culture and history. 1. RMS Lusitania’s Maiden Voyage source: www.seaviewcruises.co.uk …

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10 People You Didn’t Know are from Liverpool

Peter Serafinowicz

Liverpool has more than its fair share of famous alumni. We are leading exporters of popular entertainers and talented footballers – and everyone has heard of John Lennon, Cilla Black and Wayne Rooney. Much of our musical and artistic reputation can be traced to the 60s, when visiting US poet …

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Irish Pioneers Who Shaped Liverpool

Everyone knows Liverpool has deep rooted connections to Ireland. Since the Irish Rebellion in 1798 and the Great Famine in the 1840’s, Irish men and women have been migrating to the Merseyside city. Nowadays, the influx of Irish people coming to Liverpool is primarily in the form of University students …

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