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The Liverpool Story

Strand, Liverpool
Strand, Liverpool

Knowing the story of Liverpool will hopefully help you enjoy the city more. In this section we will dive into the past, including Liverpool's origins as a trading port, and look at the people of Liverpool who made the city famous. More articles coming soon.

You can also delve into the past in our Liverpool Old Postcards from the Past section.

A Brief History of Liverpool

Derby Square, Liverpool
Derby Square, Liverpool

The name Liverpool originates from the Old English 'lifer', meaning muddy water, and 'pōl', meaning a pool or creek, and is first recorded around 1190 as Liuerpul. People of the city are known as Liverpudlians.

Famous People from Liverpool and Merseyside

The Beatles, Liverpool

Liverpool and Merseyside are the birth place of or home to some well known writers, sport stars, musicians, politicians and artists. We list a few of the most notable here. If you have the time, we urge you to read a little more about each one on the internet.

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