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      Brian78
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      Interesting facts on Liverpool
      Apr 07, 2008 06:34:58 pm
      right lets teach people who have never been to the city some little facts about it ill start

      1) Liverpool is the most filmed city in the UK after London
      « Last Edit: Apr 29, 2008 03:56:54 pm by JD, Reason: Corrected spelling in title. »
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      Re: Intresting facts on Liverpool
      Reply #1: Apr 07, 2008 07:14:40 pm
      2) Has the most public parks out side London
      3) Outside London, is the only British City with 2 cathedrals
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      Re: Intresting facts on Liverpool
      Reply #2: Apr 07, 2008 10:34:29 pm
      Liverpool has 2,500 listed buildings and 250 public monuments.

      In 2007 Liverpool celebrated its 800th birthday.
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      Reply #3: Apr 07, 2008 11:43:34 pm
      The annual Mathew Street Music Festival held every August Bank Holiday is the largest city centre-based free music festival in Europe.



      Liverpool is a World Heritage City - designated by UNESCO in July 2004, placing the city's Pier Head alongside Stonehenge and the Great Wall of China as one of the world's most important places.



      Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral is the largest cathedral in Britain and the fifth largest in the world.



      The world's first School of Tropical Medicine was opened in 1898 and was successful in discovering that Malaria could be passed on by the bite of the Mosquito.

      The Calder Stones in South Liverpool are older than Stonehenge.

      The clock faces on the Liver Building are the biggest in the country, 2'6" bigger than Big Ben.






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      Re: Intresting facts on Liverpool
      Reply #4: Apr 07, 2008 11:59:53 pm
      Liverpool holds the Guniess World Record for capital of pop.-more artists have had a number one hit than any other town or city. 56 no. 1's to date.

      Liverpool is home to the Grandnational , the most famous steeplechase in the world , watched annually by 600million people world wide.

      Largest collection of Grade II listed buildings outside of London.




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      Reply #5: Apr 08, 2008 12:03:24 am
      In My Liverpool Home
      In My Liverpool Home
      We speak with an accent exceedingly rare
      Meet under a statue exceedingly bare
      And if you want a cathedral
      We've got one to spare
      In my Liverpool home

      In 1940 the world it went mad
      The Jerry's they threw at us all that they had
      When the smoke and the dust it had cleared from the air
      Thank god said the old man
      The Pier Head's still there

      We have the best songs and certainly the best humour ;D

      Liverpool fans changed the words somewhat to that song in 1977 when we played in  Rome in the European Cup Final to

      In My Liverpool Home
      The Reds are playing in Rome
      We'll give them a game that they'll never forget
      Goal after goal will go into the net
      And one thing is certain
      they'll give us their best
      The reds are playing in Rome

      Sorry for going slightly off topic :o

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      Re: Intresting facts on Liverpool
      Reply #6: Apr 08, 2008 12:08:08 am
      Meccano model trains and the Dinky Toy were invented by Frank Hornby of Liverpool.
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      Re: Intresting facts on Liverpool
      Reply #7: Apr 08, 2008 12:37:54 am
      Liverpool FC are the most succesfull club in British Football ;D
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      Re: Intresting facts on Liverpool
      Reply #8: Apr 08, 2008 02:31:52 pm
      Liverpool holds the Guniess World Record for capital of pop.-more artists have had a number one hit than any other town or city. 56 no. 1's to date.





      Thats a new one for me although with the Beatles it should have been obvious

      Liverpool has the oldest Chinatown in the world

      Great to see you lot are rightly very proud of your wonderful city
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      Reply #9: Apr 08, 2008 04:22:20 pm
      Liverpool John Lennon Airport is Europe's fastest-growing regional airport

      A scheme to regenerate Anfield includes 2,200 new and refurbished houses, an Education Innovation Centre, an internet youth cafĂŠ, health facilities, environmental improvements, a community plaza and community centre and a new stadium for Liverpool FC (IF FATTY SORTS HIS FUCKING SELF OUT YANKY TWAT)

      The eight museums and galleries that make up National Museums Liverpool possess the greatest collection of artefacts, paintings, specimens and objects collectively held under single ownership in the country

      Liverpool has gone from having the UK's highest council tax to almost dropping outside the top 100 of most taxed authorities

      pragmatic lfcreds.coms greatest ever poster and thread starter is in fact not from Liverpool, but still one of the sexiest men on the forum with not one other close enough to get even close to his extreme good lookingness. (well maybe msg and smiggs but I still reckon im prettier)
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      Re: Intresting facts on Liverpool
      Reply #10: Apr 08, 2008 04:41:21 pm
      On match day ONE black cab ferries all fans from central Liverpool to Anfield.

      I know this is not ture... but it fecking feels that way!!!
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      Re: Intresting facts on Liverpool
      Reply #11: Apr 08, 2008 08:53:01 pm
      - More than 60 languages are spoken in the city every single day.

      - Football nets were invented by John Alexander Brodie, Liverpool's municipal engineer, in 1892.
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      Re: Intresting facts on Liverpool
      Reply #12: Apr 24, 2008 08:30:04 pm
      Liverpool's Chinese Youth Orchestra is the largest in Europe and has been performing for over 20 years.

      Liverpool is the most successful footballing city in England.
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      Re: Intresting facts on Liverpool
      Reply #13: Apr 24, 2008 08:40:11 pm
      I want to go to Liverpool  ;D
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      Re: Intresting facts on Liverpool
      Reply #14: Apr 29, 2008 12:05:42 am
      Liverpool - Firsts and Other Facts

      432 - St Patrick said to have sailed from the River Mersey on his mission to Ireland

      ELEVENTH CENTURY

      1007 - First mention of the River Mersey, in a deed from the reign of Ethelread II, the name is old English from Maere, meaning boundary

      TWELFTH CENTURY

      1166 - First mention of Liverpool, in a deed of the Earl of Mortain, later King John.

      THIRTEENTH CENTURY

      1207 - King John signed a Royal Charter, creating the borough of Liverpool, on Tuesday 28th August 1207.

      1235 - Liverpool Castle built (near the modern Derby Square, demolished 1721).

      1272 - First census, population 840.

      1282 - First Mersey ferry, established by monks at Birkenhead Priory.

      FOURTEENTH CENTURY

      1351 - First recorded mayor, William, son of Adam.

      SIXTEENTH CENTURY

      1515 - Liverpool’s first Town Hall built.

      1522 - First grammar school (founded by John Crosse of Crosse-Hall).

      1580 - Liverpool’s first Town Council.

      SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

      1647 - Liverpool was made a free and independent port, no longer subject to Chester.

      1648 - First recorded cargo from America landed at Liverpool.

      1650 - The council passed an order creating Liverpool’s fire brigade: “That the bailiffs cause leather buckets and four or six hooks to be made for pulling down any house being on fire – which God defend”.

      1676 - Liverpool’s second Town Hall built.

      1679 - Liverpool’s Mayor founded the world’s first charity for sailors.

      EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

      1700 - Liverpool’s population 5,714. The first recorded Liverpool slave ship, the Liverpool Merchant, sold a cargo of 220 slaves in Barbados.

      1708 - The first reference to scouse (by Ned Ward in The Wooden World Dissected).

      1709 - First cargo of cotton traded in Liverpool.

      1715 - World’s first wet dock controlled by floodgates (Steer’s Old Dock, Canning Place).

      1754 - Liverpool’s third Town Hall built, designed by John Wood the Elder of Bath.

      1758 - First circulating library (Lyceum).

      1763 - Liverpool’s Dock master built the first lighthouses to use parabolic mirrors (at Hoylake and Bidston).

      1774 - Matthew Dobson, a Liverpool physician, discovered the link between suger and diabetes.

      1776 - First public use of Ether as an anaesthetic. Liverpool’s first newspaper published (Liverpool Advertiser).

      1786 - Europe’s first purpose built prison (Great Howard Street).

      1790 - World’s first American Consul (James Maury).

      1791 - First school for blind people (Commutation Row, and later London Road in 1800).

      1793 - The only municipality with the right to issue its own money (300.00 pounds).

      1795 - Liverpool Town Hall severely damaged by fire, reconstructed by James Wyatt.

      1797 - The Liverpool Athenaeum founded.

      NINETEENTH CENTURY

      1800 - Liverpool’s population 77,708.

      1803 - First underwriters association (Liverpool underwriters Association).

      1812 - The only assassination of a British Prime Minister. Spencer Percival was shot by bankrupt Liverpool merchant John Bellingham. Britain’s first balloon ascent by J Sadler of Liverpool. In 1824, he was ‘thrown out of his balloon near Blackburn, which caused his death’.

      1813 - Liverpool’s first outdoor public sculpture (Nelson Monument in Exchange Flags), first paid for by public subscription.

      1814 - World’s first cast iron church (St Georges, Everton).

      1823 - First mechanics lending library.

      1825 - World’s first school for deaf people.

      1830 - World’s first train shed and first large wooden railway station roof at Crown Street Station). First railway passenger fatality (William Huskisson).

      1835 - World’s first railway timetable published (Lacy’s).

      1838 - First travelling Post Office (a horse box fitted out as a sorting office) ran between Liverpool and Birmingham on 6th January.

      1840 - World’s first scheduled transatlantic passenger service (the wooden paddle-streamer Britannia owned by Samuel Cunard). Britain’s first Borough Engineer appointed. Welsh national Eisteddfod held in Liverpool (and in 1851, 1884,1900 and 1929). World’s first photograph developing and printing service.

      1841 - Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals, later RSPCA, founded. First British purpose-built office block (Brunswick Buildings).

      1842 - World’s first public Baths and Wash-houses founded by Kitty Wilkinson (Upper Frederick Street).

      1844 - First girl’s day grammar school in England (Blackburne House).

      1846 - Albert Dock opened by Prince Albert, now the country’s largest group of Grade 1 listed buildings.

      1847 - World’s first Medical Officer of Health (Dr William Duncan).

      1848 - First British trades council (Liverpool Trades Guardian Association).

      1850 - First borough to establish a Library Committee. Royal Liver Friendly Society (a burial club) formed, it later became a major insurance company that built the Royal Liver Buildings.

      1851 - First provincial children’s hospital (Upper Hill Street).

      1857 - World’s first Rugby Club (Liverpool Rugby Club). Britain’s first Chess Club (Liverpool Chess Club).

      1859 - First nurse to be paid for looking after the poor (employed by William Rathbone).

      1860 - First purpose built public library.

      1861 - Britain’s first ecumenical conference. First shot in the American Civil War was fired from a gun made by Liverpool firm Fawcett and Preston (also see 1865).

      1862 - First provincial School of Nursing.

      1864 - First major Slum Clearence Scheme, the Liverpool Sanitary Amendment gave the Medical Officer of Health the power to order the demolition of unsafe and unfit buildings.

      1865 - The last confederate ship to surrender at the end of the American Civil War (Shenandoah, 6th November, to the Mayor at Liverpool Town Hall).

      1867 - Liverpool Corporation brought Britain’s first steamroller. Britain’s first cycling club (Liverpool Velocipedes). World’s largest train shed (200 ft/61 meters).

      1868 - First borough to secure and Act of Parliament to establish a tram system.

      1869 - Britain’s first municipal housing (St Martins Cottages, Silvester Street).

      1870 - First society of accountants (Liverpool Society of Accountants).

      1875 - First disarmament campaign (Liverpool Peace Society)

      1877 - First British public Art Gallery (Walker art Gallery)

      1880 - Queen Victoria grants Liverpool the right to call itself a city (11th may). Liverpool’s first Bishop appointed (Rev John Ryle). T.P. O’Connor elected as the first Irish Nationalist MP to represent an English constituency (Liverpool Exchange).

      1883 - The Liverpool Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, later the NSPCC, founded on April 19th by T.F. Agnew and Samuel Smith.

      1884 - Britain’s first woman to qualify as a doctor opens a practice in Liverpool.

      1886 - First under-river railway tunnel constructed under the River Mersey. First purpose-built ambulance in Britain (at the Northern Hospital)

      1889 - First pre-payment gas meters installed by the Liverpool Gas Company (Cazeneau Street). Liverpool’s Police Force the first to be equipped with rubber soled boots for night duty.

      1890 - Football goal nets invented by ex-City Engineer John Brodie.

      1892 - The first Marine Biological Station (at Liverpool University).

      1893 - World’s first overhead electric railway opened by the Marquis of Salisbury on February 4th. League of Welldoers founded by an American, Lee Jones. Queen Victoria grants Liverpool the right to have a Lord Mayor (August 14th).

      1895 - First British School of Architecture and Applied Art.

      1896 - First British use of x-ray in medical diagnosis (at the Southern Hospital).

      1897 - First to employ women health visitors.

      1898 - First to appoint a Municipal Bacteriologist.

      1899 - Britain’s first School of Tropical Medicine opened on April 22nd.

      TWENTIETH CENTURY

      1900 - Liverpool’s population 684,947. The largest tobacco warehouse in the world built at Stanley Dock. It was built of 27 million bricks, has 36 acres of storage space and could hold 70,000 hogsheads of tobacco.

      1901 - Britain’s first anti-tuberculosis campaign. First escalator in a railway station (at Seaforth Sands Station, on the Overhead Railway). Patent for Meccano taken out by Frank Hornby.

      1902 - Britain’s first motor fire engine (at Hatton Garden Fire Station).

      1903 - Liverpool’s first regular tram service began between the Pier Head and St Helen’s.

      1904 - Foundation stone of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral laid. University of Liverpool the first in Britain to establish a school of Veterinary Science.

      1909 - Britain’s first woman Councillor (Eleanor Rathbone). Britain’s first Woolworth’s opened at 25 Church Street.

      1911 - The Royal Liver Building Clock, the biggest in Britain, started at the moment of King George V’s Coronation, June 22nd.

      1912 - First automatic telephone exchange.

      1913 - Britain’s first Flag Day held, in aid of the Council of Social Service. The world’s first crossword puzzle was compiled by Liverpool born Arthur Wynne and appeared in the New York World.

      1919 - First and only Police Force to go on strike. First department of Oceanography (at Liverpool University).

      1924 - First hyperbolic cooling tower in Britain (at Lister Drive power station).

      1927 - Liverpool’s first woman Lord Mayor (Margaret Bevan). First British Arts Centre (Bluecoat).

      1932 - First purpose built boxing stadium in Britain (Bixteth Street).

      1933 - Foundation stone of Liverpool’s Roman Catholic Cathedral laid. First use of gas and air in childbirth (Dr R.J. Minnett at the Maternity Hospital). Liverpool Airport opened at Speke.

      1934 - First Mersey Tunnel opened (Queensway). First British police force to use a two way radio communications system. First provincial news theatre (the Tatler in Church Street).

      1936 - First act giving a council the right to buy, sell and develop land (Liverpool Corporation Act). First purpose built municipal industrial estate (Speke).

      1937 - Liverpool highest recorded population 867,000.

      1944 - Britain’s first Chinese newspaper (Hua Chow Pao).

      1946 - First footballer to score three consecutive hat-tricks (Jack Balmer, playing for Liverpool FC).

      1947 - World’s first Radar Lighthouse.

      1952 - First hospital radio service. Britain’s first package holiday flight (from Liverpool Airport).

      1953 - Liverpool singer Lita Roza the first British woman to top the chats (How Much is that Doggy in the Window?).

      1959 - Britain’s first drive-in bank (National Westminster Bank in Prince’s Road). First mass x-ray campaign.

      1960 - First bank in the world to use a computer (Martin’s)

      1962 - First port in Britain to use a computer (Mersey Docks & Harbour Company).

      1964 - First Police Force to use closed-circuit television.

      1967 - First seminar in Britain for orchestra conductors (held by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra). Liverpool’s Roman Catholic Cathedral consecrated.

      1970 - Britain’s first public planetarium (Liverpool Museum).

      1971 - Second Mersey Tunnel opened (Kingsway).

      1978 - Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral is consecrated. The world’s largest Anglican Cathedral has the world’s largest organ and highest and heaviest peal of bells.

      1984 - First football club to win three major competitions in one season (Liverpool FC).

      TWENTY FIRST CENTURY

      2005 - Liverpool FC win their 5th European Cup and just compound the fact that they are bloody brilliant at footy.

      2007 - Liverpool celebrates its 800th birthday and it's the big team reach their 7th European Cup Final.

      2008 - Liverpool is European Capital of Culture.

      But we knew all that anyway didn't we? ::)

      My Dad lives in Liverpool. And my uncle and 2 aunties plus all my cousins and extended family.
      I'm dead proud to be a Scouser and will be more so after Wednesday night... ;) :kop5cf8koxp6: :aaliverpool2xt1:
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      Re: Intresting facts on Liverpool
      Reply #15: Apr 29, 2008 03:54:17 pm
      How brilliant's that? Our (eventual) new stadium will hold around about the entire population of Liverpool in 1800! :D

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      1800 - Liverpool’s population 77,708

      Loves it! :D
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      Re: Interesting facts on Liverpool
      Reply #16: May 11, 2008 10:58:14 am
      Just an obvious one
      Liverpool is home to the greatest sporting team on the planet (LFC), and the team worth least in England (Everton valued at just 51pence.
       :kop5cf8koxp6: :scarf: :kop5cf8koxp6: :aaliverpoolwz0: :aaliverpoolwz0: :scarf: :aaliverpool2xt1: :kop5cf8koxp6: :ernaehrung004: :kop5cf8koxp6:
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      Reply #17: May 11, 2008 12:57:03 pm
      Owned the biggest docks in Britain during the Trans Atlantic slave trade.

      ( Wow, school is really paying off :D )
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      Reply #18: Oct 30, 2017 08:07:05 am
      Interesting Facts about Liverpool is also listed here.

      1. The Museum of Liverpool is the UK’s first exhibition focused on the historical scenery of a city. Visitors can investigate how its port and donning history have shaped the city.

      2. The city has the greatest accumulation of Grade II-recorded structures outside London. It has around 2,500 recorded structures and 250 open historic points.

      3. It was the essential city on the planet to have a loaning library, a school of tropical pharmaceutical and an American delegate. It was the essential UK city to have a school for the visually weakened.

      4. The city is the best soccer cities in England, home to Liverpool and Everton. Liverpool has won a record 27 League titles.

      5. Liverpool has a prospering film industry. Movies that have been shot here include, The Parole Officer and Letter To Brezhnev. see more http://ukpopulation2018.com/population-of-liverpool-2018.html
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      Re: Interesting facts on Liverpool
      Reply #19: Oct 30, 2017 09:12:15 am
      Interesting Facts about Liverpool is also listed here.

      1. The Museum of Liverpool is the UK’s first exhibition focused on the historical scenery of a city. Visitors can investigate how its port and donning history have shaped the city.

      2. The city has the greatest accumulation of Grade II-recorded structures outside London. It has around 2,500 recorded structures and 250 open historic points.

      3. It was the essential city on the planet to have a loaning library, a school of tropical pharmaceutical and an American delegate. It was the essential UK city to have a school for the visually weakened.

      4. The city is the best soccer cities in England, home to Liverpool and Everton. Liverpool has won a record 27 League titles.

      5. Liverpool has a prospering film industry. Movies that have been shot here include, The Parole Officer and Letter To Brezhnev. see more http://ukpopulation2018.com/population-of-liverpool-2018.html


      I was a bit sceptical about the most successful football city thinking it must surely be London but no it is correct:

      20 Man Utd
      4 Citeh
      Manchester 24

      18 Liverpool FC
      9 Bitters
      Liverpool 27

      13 Arsenal
      6 Chelsea
      2 Spurs
      London 21
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      Re: Interesting facts on Liverpool
      Reply #20: Oct 31, 2017 02:22:29 am
      5. Liverpool has a prospering film industry. Movies that have been shot here include, The Parole Officer and Letter To Brezhnev. see more http://ukpopulation2018.com/population-of-liverpool-2018.html

      I like the Parole Office and all, think it's very funny at times but we've had much bigger films shot in Liverpool. So I'm a bit surprised that's what they're going with as our claim to fame in terms of films.
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      Re: Interesting facts on Liverpool
      Reply #21: Nov 17, 2017 10:01:13 pm
      The storage reservoir near St Paul's church in Woolton is the highest point above sea level in the city of Liverpool at 90 metres.
      It was in nearby St Peter's Hall that Lennon first met McCartney..

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