Liverpool, The Waterloo Column And Commutation Row 1895

Liverpool, The Waterloo Column And Commutation Row 1895

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Memories of Liverpool

Lost Love Of My Life

I was born at 40 Priory Street, Birkenhead in 1947 . I have lost track of all my family. But most important was the memories of a young ladie who was supposed to follow me to Canada in 1966, she was a beautiful Welsh ...Read full memory

A memory of Liverpool by John Wilson

Kirkdale

I was brought up in Chelmsford Street, Kirkdale, Liverpool. I went to Daisy Street and Lambeth Road. I moved to Huyton when I married, then Isle of Man. Now we live in Australia. It is a small world. I had good memories of Kirkdale. ...Read full memory

Scottie Road

I lived in Chapel Gardens next to St Anthony's church, there were only 3 houses in our street, the Greggs, Mcartheys and us Hawkins. I went to St Anthony's School and left in 1957 when we moved to Kirkby. I worked in Scotts ...Read full memory

A memory of Liverpool by Cathy Thomson

The Liver Buildings

This Building and its giant clock was the only way to know the time of day (no watches!) and the tram-car home left the pier-head by this clock and got us home for tea - costing 1d (penny) for a return. You could see this ...Read full memory

A memory of Liverpool by John Williams

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History

The Waterloo Column, Liverpool's version of Nelson's Column in London, dominates this photograph. On it stands Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, British general, statesman and Prime Minister. He is commemorated here as the victorious leader of the British forces in the Peninsular War 1808-14, which was caused by Napoleon's invasion of Portugal and Spain. The war finally ended in 1814 with Napoleon's abdication. Wellington's final victory against Napoleon was at Waterloo in 1815. The column stands 132ft high, and the Duke's statue is a further 15ft. It is said that the statue was forged using the metal from cannon captured at the battle of Waterloo. To the right of the column in the background is Commutation Row, which was built and named to celebrate the repeal of the window tax. Sad to say, it is now all cleared away for a modern building.

This is an excerpt from Liverpool and Merseyside Photographic Memories, by Cliff Hayes

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