Liverpool is on the eastern side of the River Mersey. It used to lie in the old area of West Derby in the south west of Lancashire. It became a borough in 1207 and a city in 1880. In 1889, it became separate from Lancashire. Liverpool’s growth as a large port was matched by the growth of the city during the Industrial Revolution.Liverpool became very important due to trade in sugar, tobacco and especially slaves.
It was most famous as a port during the late 19th and early 20th century. It is the birthplace of the famous rock group The Beatles. It is also famous because of its football teams, Everton F.C. and Liverpool F.C.
People from Liverpool are called Liverpudlians or Scousers.
The city is the birthplace of the famous rock group The Beatles and the musical style Merseybeat. It has several art galleries, museums and theatres. The Tate Liverpool is a gallery of modern art, the Walker Art Gallery displays classical art. Museums include the World Museum, the Maritime Museum and the Museum of Liverpool.
In 1830, Liverpool and Manchester became the first cities to have a railway connecting them to each other, the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Not including airports in London, Liverpool Airport was the first airport in Britain opening in 1930, it was later renamed Liverpool John Lennon Airport.
In 2008 it was awarded the title European Capital of Culture.
The docklands and several areas of the historic centre of the city collectively were named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004. However, that designation was rescinded in 2021 because of developments that have caused “the irreversible loss of attributes.
The liver bird /ˈlaɪvərbɜːrd/ is a mythical creature which is the symbol of the English city of Liverpool.The Liver Bird has been a symbol of the city for over 800 years. It is thought to have originated in 1207 when King John was granted a Royal Charter to register Liverpool as a borough. He needed a unique seal to differentiate documents and sterling from his territory and chose a bird to feature as part of his crest.
They’ve marked Liverpool’s skyline since 1911, but here are a few facts that might surprise you about Liverpool’s feathered friends who sit on top of the Royal Liver Building.The two birds are named Bella and Bertie, one is female and the other male, but nobody knows where the names originate from.
Bella looks out to sea to ensure the boats arrive safely into port while Bertie keeps his watchful eye on the city, protecting the citizens of Liverpool.Legend has it that if Bella and Bertie ever face towards each other, Liverpool will no longer exist.
The birds are made from copper and stand 18ft tall and have a wingspan of 24ft.