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YOUNG Liverpool born doctor William Henry Duncan saw the terrible insanitary living conditions in his home city at first hand – especially in the court and cellar housing of Vauxhall district’s north Liverpool dockland.

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Air pollution in the Vauxhall area is nothing new. In 1838 James Muspratt was brought to trial in Liverpool for ‘causing a nuisance’. And what exactly was that ‘nuisance’ ? Thick white smoke containing hydrochloric acid, belching from factory chimneys.

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The Fighting Mascot is a book my mother often talked about as I was growing up. It was a hardback book that her favorite uncle supposedly wrote in 1918 and published in New York. However, since he and his brothers

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Liverpool city is renowned for its maritime history, but just as one of the Liver Birds gazes out to sea, the other looks inland and maybe should symbolise the unsung working class heroes that toiled on an altogether gentler wave,

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The late 60s and early 70s were a period of rebellion and challenging traditional ideas.  People questioned all aspects of society.  Schooling was no exception.  A free school movement took root. Summerhill, established in 1923 by A.S. Neill, was the

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Researchers have recently uncovered the Scottie Road roots of legendary Australian WW1 soldier John “Barney” Hines. It was claimed that Hines killed more Germans than any other Australian soldier in the Great War. Little was known about his early life until

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During his 86 years Kirkdale-born Tom Pender survived a German WW1 u-boat attack on the merchant ship he was working as a fireman stoker, the retaliation of which caused an international outcry; gave a shift of 41 years in Liverpool’s

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