Victorian Liverpool

Victorian Liverpool

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Queen Victoria brought Liverpool great wealth and prosperity, and its buildings reflect an ambition to be proclaimed ‘second city of the Empire’. This is a celebration of the Victorian heritage of Liverpool through its buildings. Their massiveness and beautiful decoration aimed to amaze, and local author Hugh Hollinghurst evokes an appreciation of this architecture. He also celebrates the lives and work of the people associated with them. Besides the public and commercial buildings that were designed to impress with an aura of trustworthiness, success and permanence, there are the docks, warehouses and transport systems that created the city’s wealth. The importance of culture, health, recreation and religion was well recognised by individuals and authorities alike and much of their achievements in promoting these survive to this day. The illustrations throughout the book add variety and interest. All those interested in the history of Liverpool will find this a fascinating exploration of the Victorian heritage of this city.


Format: Paperback, 96 pages

Dimensions: 16.4 x 23.3 cm

Publisher: Amberley Publishing


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