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Herbert Rowse and the Architecture of Liverpool – Walking Tour

Professor Iain Jackson, editor of LHS Annual Journal will lead a walk on Sunday 18th August 14.00. Please note this is not an LHS event. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/herbert-rowse-and-the-architecture-of-liverpool-tickets-937961948437?aff=ebdsshother&utm_share_source=listing_android

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Dr Nigel Hall

This week we have added the video of our April talk, ‘Cotton and the Confederacy’ to our Video page. We paused the release of it for some time as not long after his talk we heard  the sad news that Dr Nigel Hall had passed away on 3rd May.  He died at his home in Hoylake and his funeral took place at St Hildeburgh’s church on 30th May. Nigel was Churchwarden at St Hildeburgh’s and will be very missed as he did so much for the church. He was born in Hoylake in 1969 and attended Caldy Grammar School. Dr.

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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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