Presented by Billy Butler, Liverpool Through the Ages takes the viewer on an historical journey around one of Britain's foremost cities from Roman Times to present day, including its role in the Second World War and its influence on sport and music.
The story of Liverpool is essentially the story of one of the greatest ports in the world. The sea made Liverpool - and made it unique. No other city in Britain has such a rich heritage of diverse cultures and influences - which is why no other city has turned out like Liverpool. The people are unique. The humour is unique. Even the accent is unique. It's a great city - and a great story.
It comes a s a surprise to discover that - as English cities go - Liverpool really isn't all that old. The Romans ignored it in favour of Chester - more fool them. No-one's even quite sure how it got its name, although the most likely explanation is that it's Welsh and means 'Pool of confluence'. The Mersey however, we do know takes its name from the old English word Maere, meaning boundary.
The city's history also has a darker side, the sea tradgedies - it was from here that the Battle of the Atlantic was fought as Briton sought to stave off starvation during the Second World War; violence as the city struggled to find its feet against a background of often grinding poverty, sorrow as thousands upon thousands of emigrants bade farewell to the Old World as they left the quays for a new life in America. Liverpool was also the slavery capital of Europe.
The second half of the twentieth century saw Liverpool emerge first as a cultural and artistic centre - everyone in the world knows that Liverpool was the birthplace of the Beatles and the 'Mersey' sound. The city also has a rich sporting heritage with two world class football teams at Everton and Anfield. And Aintree, of course, is renowned the world over for the Grand National.
Format: 0 all regions, stereo
Running time: 55 minutes
Due to the current lock-down measures some of our orders may take slightly longer than usual to reach you, rest assured we are doing our best to deliver as quickly and as safely as possible. Orders are currently being dispatched between Monday and Friday. If you have any queries, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Standard UK delivery is by Royal Mail and costs £3.50 but may be more for heavier parcels. Most items take between 1 and 5 working days to be delivered.
We use Royal Mail's airmail service to post overseas. This can take from 1 to 4 weeks and costs from £6.00 in Europe and £6.50 for the rest of the world. As with UK delivery, this may be more for heavier parcels. Please be aware there may be local duty and/or taxes payable on goods delivered outside the UK. National Museums Liverpool are not responsible for paying these charges and they are not included in your payment to us.
If you would like to order a large number of items, it may be worth contacting us directly to enquire about shipping costs.
If you are not totally satisfied with your order, please return it to us. Goods must be returned in the same condition you received them within 28 days of receiving the order. We will issue a refund or replacement at your request subject to certain conditions being met.
For more details go to the Delivery and Returns Page.