Vintage film and old photos of Liverpool bring the Merseyside city’s history to life. The facts about Liverpool history, including the impact of poverty and child welfare, gain new meaning when you see barefoot children standing in the street.
Although King John’s letters patent of 1207 announced the foundation of the borough of Liverpool, the population remained low for many centuries. Liverpool gained city status in 1880, following 50 years of significant growth, and its university opened a year later.
The population in Liverpool in 1901 was 700,000 people. Today, the city is home to less than half a million residents, despite the English population having more than doubled.
Videos About Liverpool
⏯ Watch – The Wealthy City Life Of Old Liverpool
More Videos About The Area’s Past
There’s a separate section with a series of videos about the Liverpool Docks.
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