Liverpool, The Waterloo Column And Commutation Row 1895

Liverpool, The Waterloo Column And Commutation Row 1895

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Memories of Liverpool

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

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

S S Lancashire

I Came home from Egypt in 1953 on the S S Lancashire, I remember the landing stage was all afloat; we slept on the Ship that night before disembarking to go through customs then onto the train. I've just been to Liverpool - the first time in 59 years, it is a lovely place.

A memory of Liverpool by Bob Marriott

Loudon Grove

I was brought up in 3 Loudon Groves in the 1950's and would like to know if anybody has photographs they could share with me.

A memory of Liverpool by Phyllis Ward

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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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