Next tour: Sunday 2 May 2021.
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Liverpool has been one of the world’s greatest ports. At its peak there were 43 docks, all boasting with proud imperial names: Gladstone, Huskisson, Canada, Gladstone, Waterloo. Ships came here from all over the globe, depositing raw material, particularly cotton, and taking away finished goods such as engines, machines, locomotives made in Lancashire.
Tens of thousands fleeing poverty, came here to take a vessel to the New World. Tens of thousands arrived from Ireland or eastern Europe looking for a better life. And with the return of cruise ships, thousands more will soon be day-tripping.
In the middle of all this excitement, some of Britain’s greatest buildings were built right in the middle of it all on Pierhead: the Royal Liver Building, Cunard’s HQ and the George’s Dock Building.
Ed Glinert, official tour guide, fired up with the whiff of the Mersey spray, hosts this Zoom tour of the glory days when Liverpool ruled the waves.