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The next Liverpool History Society talk

9th February 2020

The meeting is to be held at:

Liverpool Hope University

Cornerstone Building, (Grace Room)

Shaw Street L3 8QB

The works of

Liverpool Architect

Herbert J. Rowse

by Prof:  Iain Jackson

There is a limited amount of seating available for visitors

Doors open at 1.30pm and the talk starts at 2.00pm prompt.

Please check this website before travelling to the LHS meetings as meetings may have to be cancelled or altered due to adverse weather conditions or rescheduled at short notice due to circumstances beyond our control.



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Oriel Chambers Coffee Shop

Oriel Chambers, Liverpool’s internationally famous Water Street offices, pre-dates by 20 years the construction methods used to build Chicago’s first skyscrapers. It was also, for over a century, the home of the prestigious restaurant The Oriel. Now, in 2018, with the return of a coffee shop on the sub-ground floor, the opportunity has arisen once more for the general public to enter the building. At the coffee shop you will find that Cheryl is passionate about the history of the building and is enthusiastically selling the Liverpool History Society’s book, In the Footsteps of Peter Ellis, with recent copies having been bought by two foreign architects who were visiting Liverpool. In 1932 a columnist on The Liverpolitan wrote of the restaurant that, ‘You are on hallowed ground. That The Oriel is spoken of in reverent voice by sea-going men in every port is more than a well-known fact. It is an authentic legend.‘ So why not pay the coffee shop a visit, re-enter this hallowed ground, and enjoy a selection of the delightful cakes?


Galkoff’s and the Secret Life of Pembroke Place


Galkoff’s and the Secret Life of Pembroke Place is a partnership between Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and National Museums Liverpool.

The project has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and research is beginning to reveal stories of this vibrant street from the 19th century to the present.

 If further funding is secured the project will enable the historic tiled frontage of Galkoff’s butchers shop to be conserved and moved to the Museum of Liverpool. An archaeological investigation of the last surviving example of court housing will also take place.
A new display at the Museum of Liverpool, The Secret life of Pembroke Place will bring stories of this part of the city to life and heralds the exhibition opening on the 26th October 2018 at the Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head.
If any LHS members are actively undertaking research relevant to Pembroke Place we’d be delighted to work with you to explore and share the stories you’ve uncovered.
For more information please visit the project webpage:
Or for further enquiries contact:
Tel: 0151 478 4573

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