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The history, art and culture of Cunard.

Cunard Queen Anne, CPMH Talks, Open Eye Gallery, Mann Island, 1 & 2 pm, 3 June, 2024 To mark the official naming ceremony of the Cunard liner Queen Anne, the Centre for Port and Maritime History is pleased to present talks by three experts on the history, art and culture of Cunard.  Emma Roberts will present, ‘Art at Sea: The Art Collection on Board Cunard’s Queen Mary, 1936-67.’ Clare Horrocks will speak on Savouring the Gastronomic Delights of Cunard from Queen Mary to Queen AnneGraham Gladden will explore some of the opportunities and challenges facing Cunard over the last hundred years.The

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AGM May 14th 2024 10.30

Officers’ reports are now available through this link. https://liverpoolhistorysociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/2024-AGM-OFFICER-REPORTS-changes.pdf

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Centre for Port and Maritime History’s annual Mike Stammers Memorial Lecture

1 May, 2024, 5:30pm Maritime Museum, Liverpool This event is free and all are welcome. Tony Tibbles will deliver the lecture on ‘Liverpool’s ship portrait artists’. Since the late eighteenth century Liverpool has been home, permanently or temporarily, to more than seventy artists whose principal activity was painting portraits of many of the ships that visited or were based in the port. They produced thousands of paintings which are now often the only surviving visual record of those ships. In this lecture, Tony Tibbles will look at who these artists were and the paintings they produced. Some, like Samuel Walters and

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Liverpool History Journal no. 23 (2024)

The annual journal has been distributed and most members should have received it by now. I hope you are enjoying it and I’m sure the editor and contributors would welcome any feedback. If you have not received your journal please let me know by emailing lhsmembership878@gmail.com A few journals have been returned to me as members have moved house. I would ask that any member who changes address update their profile on the website. If you are not sure how to do this I am happy to help. Sue McGuire – Membership Secretary

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Walking on Water Street

Part 15 of Graham Jones’s excellent series has been added to the website and can be accessed by clicking on the link below. https://liverpoolhistorysociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Walking-on-Water-Street-part-15-for-website.pdf https://liverpoolhistorysociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Walking-on-Water-Street-part-15-for-website.pdf

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150 years of Princess Road Synagogue

From September 2024 there will be a brilliant programme of events worth watching out for to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the synagogue. Please see the programme below. https://liverpoolhistorysociety.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/LOHC150-Poster.03.03.2024.pdf

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Their finest hour

Please note that this event on Saturday 2nd March about which members were previously notified has been moved to Liverpool Central Library (same day and time). Full information can be found here . This is due to the strike at the Museum of Liverpool.

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Liverpool Regional Group – Victorian Society

LHS members are invited to attend the relaunch of the Liverpool Regional Group of the Victorian Society.50 Years in Building Conservation, an illustrated talk by Ken MothWednesday 20th March at 6.00 for 6.30pmQuaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool, L1 3BT(Liverpool Quakers’ customers will receive a 20% discount on parking at Q-Park Hanover Street by using the promocode QUAKERSLV when pre-booking through the website Q-Park)There is no charge for this talk but, for catering purposes, it would be helpful if you could notify rogero2949@gmail.com if you wish to attend.As with all our events, you don’t need to be a member

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Members’ Opinions on Our Services

We have posted the results of the membership survey we undertook last year on the website. You can see this by clicking on the link below. The LHS Committee are pleased that on the whole members appear to feel that membership is both enjoyable and good value and we have noted where there are areas […]

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Their Finest Hour

Matthew Kidd Project Manager for Their Finest Hour, a Second World War digital archive project based at the University of Oxford has asked to to ensure our members are aware of the following event.  The project is  organising a ‘Digital Collection Day’ event at the Museum of Liverpool on Saturday 2 March 2024 . This is one of  72 similar events which have been held across the UK in the last 12 months and this is the final event that  will be held before the launch of the online archive in June 2024.  Wartime memories to be held digitally for future generations Precious stories that

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From Hayfields to Playfields: a history of Sudley’s greenspace

This message is from Growing Sudley CiC Do you enjoy local history, researching, and digging up stories?Does your family have a connection to the original walled garden?Do you have old photographs of the Sudley Estate?Did you use the changing rooms?Do you know Ray B ’74 from the graffiti on this old photograph of the Changing Rooms? This Spring, as part of our development of the old changing rooms (formerly the Estate’s animal husbandry building) into a Therapy and Wellbeing Centre, we are embarking on a National Lottery Heritage Fund project to find out more about the park’s past, of which

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New Book Review

A review of Canon Neville Black’s Memoir ‘Forty Years of Ministry in Liverpool’ has been added to our Book Review pages. Canon Neville Black writes about his long local career. Starting life in Bootle, his ministry has taken him into many parts of Liverpool. Neville describes some prized friendships and is honest and detailed about the work of the church. . He was clearly aware of the different communities that changed the city during his life as a clergyman, and had a great sympathy for them, and the poor accommodation in which they frequently lived. He also provides critical assessments

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