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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

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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

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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

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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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