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Blue Badge Tourist Guide Training

Peter Colyer has asked us to make members aware of a course coming up to train Blue Badge Guides. The course will be showcased at the Bluecoat Gallery on 15th July 2023 at 10am. Members are welcome to go to find out more. The deadline for applications for the course is 31st July with interviews to be held during August. The course lasts from October 2023 to December 2024. This is a prestigious qualification and the Blue Badge award is a nationally recognised standard of excellence.

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Special Talk by Professor Iain Jackson – Herbert Rowse and the Liverpool School of Architecture.

Further to the recent email about an addition to our usual talks programme, members can now book onto this event which will be held on Tuesday 20th June at 6.30 pm in the Athenaeum. As explained in the email there will be the option to book to have dinner at the Athenaeum afterwards. If you would like to do this please use the correct booking option. Booking is now open and you can access this through Eventbrite using the following link. We look forward to seeing you. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/talk-some-buildings-of-liverpool-including-the-work-of-herbert-rowse-tickets-645308433897

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Radio Talk

LHS member John Pinfold will be talking about Cockfighting in Liverpool on Radio Merseyside at 1430 hrs on Thursday 1st June. Please listen in if you get chance. We will hope to place the recording on our website afterwards if you do not catch it.

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Liverpool Waters Development

Members may be interested in this regeneration plan for Liverpool Docks. Chris Capes, Development Director of Liverpool Waters Peel L&P has sent the following information about the next stage of the Liverpool Waters conversation, asking for views and opinions on the wider masterplan. You can find out more by visiting www.liverpoolwatersletschat.co.uk Two events are being held, where the project team will be on hand to update people on the ambitious regeneration of Liverpool’s Docks: Monday 17th April 2023, 4pm-7pm, Silvestrian Suites, Silvester Street, Liverpool L5 8SE Tuesday 18th April, 4pm – 7pm, Ten Streets Social, 8 Regent Road, Liverpool L3 7BX

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‘Influence and Legacy of Mary Kingsley on the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine: Working with Communities for health equity.’

Join Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine’s Karen Blower and Amina Ismail as they give this talk. When: Thursday 13th April, 6pm – 7:30pm Where: Central Teaching Hub, University of Liverpool, L69 7BX. The talk will be given in a hybrid format and can be watched online. To mark the LSTM’s 125th anniversary, you will be taken on a journey from Liverpool to West Africa exploring the legacy and influence of Mary Kingsley – an ethnographer, writer, and explorer – on the work of LSTM. In this first of three lectures which reflects on the intersection between LSTM’s history and its science,

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John Tiernan

It is with great sadness that we must inform you that John Tiernan has passed away. A staunch and proud champion of the Liverpool History Society, John was a founder member at its inauguration in 2001. He later served on its management committee and was an active Chairman for many years. Together with his wife Diane, John attended the vast majority of our meetings and was a congenial and easy going colleague. He contributed several articles to the Journal and never lost his enthusiasm for research that revealed new insights into Liverpool’s past. John was admitted to the Royal Hospital

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Liverpool History Journal No.22, 2023

Your new annual journal is on its way to you and should arrive in the next few days. Please give it a week and if you do not receive anything by Friday 31st March let us know. It will take a bit longer to get to International members. We do hope you enjoy reading it.

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Book Launch Tuesday 4th April -‘Whatever happened to Tory Liverpool?’

David Jeffery, a senior lecturer in British politics at the University of Liverpool has asked us to inform our members of the book launch for his new book, “Whatever Happened to Tory Liverpool?”. The event is free, and will take place on Tuesday 4 Apr 2023 17:00 – 18:30, in Rendall Seminar Room 4 on the University Campus (on the South Campus, closer to Myrtle Street). The event is ticketed for catering purposes, and people can register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/book-launch-whatever-happened-to-tory-liverpool-tickets-575930923897 The book itself is available as hardback, paperback, and even an e book (which is free to access: https://www.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/doi/book/10.3828/9781802078480)

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John Read

We are very sorry to report the sad news that long standing member John Read passed away last week. We have been informed that his funeral will take place at St John’s church Tuebrook at 12 noon on 13th April. John has bequeathed his local history library to the Society.

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LJMU Event – Thurs 23rd March

The LJMU Centre for Modern and Contemporary History and Centre for Port and Maritime History are holding a public-facing event on Thursday 23 March, 7pm at the Carnival Brewing Company (L3 7HJ). Professor Nick White will be speaking on the theme of ‘“Hostage Capitalism” Liverpool, Shanghai and the Blue Funnel Line in the 1960s’ (abstract below).  In the late-1960s a number of Blue Funnel seafarers were interned in China. The Liverpool-based Blue Funnel Line was Britain’s premier shipping group in eastern Asia, and the talk will address this ‘hostage capitalism’ in the context of China’s Cultural Revolution and the UK’s enfeeblement ‘east of Suez’. But it will also delve

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