Liverpool, The Waterloo Column And Commutation Row 1895

Memories of Liverpool

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

To A New Life

My greatgrandfather Patrick Matthews, his second wife Mary Ann (Smith) together with their daughter Rose sailed on the maiden voyage of the Majestic to New York in April 1890. Patrick was from Cootehill, CountyCavan, Ireland. ...Read full memory

Blacklers Office

My first job after leaving Our Lady of Mount Carmel school was in the accounts office of the well known Blacklers Department Store. The office only was located in Bold Street during 1953. The office staff relocated to the ...Read full memory

A memory of Liverpool by Ann Richards

Part Of My Heritage

This is where my great-grandparents Thomas Hugh Roberts and Annie Corcoran married in 1903. I have their marriage certificate which has a drawing of the church on the top. He was sadly killed in an accident at Waterloo ...Read full memory

A memory of Liverpool by Karen Gillett
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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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