“An understanding of our past enlightens our present and informs our future” – Ken Pye

Welcome to my Discover Liverpool website!

Special Announcements:

In view of COVID-19, I obviously have not been able to give my talks in person;
However, I have been delivering them via ZOOM and TEAMS!
So, if you can get your group or organisation membership together over the internet,
using either of these systems, then I can continue to inform, educate, and entertain them!
Simply call me on 0151 427 2717, and we can chat through the details.


Stay Well and Keep Safe ~ it's not over yet!

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My latest books are on sale in all good bookshops,
or directly from me.
Go to my
publications page to find more about ...
The A to Z of Little-Known Liverpool;
Liverpool At Work;
Liverpool's Military Heritage;
Two Triangles: Liverpool, Slavery, and The Church
and my very latest book

Liverpool Murders and Misdemeanours

Also ...

Special Offer! Buy any 4 books and receive the Full Set of four
Audio CD Stories Collection,
ABSOLUTELY FREE!

What is 'Discover Liverpool'?

This is a painting of the grisly 'Liverpool Tower' that once stood at the bottom of Water Street

There is a saying; ‘All Roads Lead To Rome’, well, all roads led to Liverpool and, from the Town, all roads led to the rest of the Globe ~ across ‘the high seas’, as well as by canal, road, rail, and air:

For over 250 years, Liverpool was the most important city in the British Empire outside London, and one of the greatest ports in the world. Indeed, Liverpool and Merseyside have been, and remain, one of the principal economic powerhouses of Britain.
We have seen great success and achievement here, but we have also seen tragedy, disaster, and failure. Today though, we are enthusiastically re-shaping our 21st Century destiny to reclaim our rightful heritage as a ‘World-Class City and Region’. 

I am a passionate, born-and-bred Scouser, and take great pride in my City, its people, and its heritage ~ and I want to help you experience and celebrate this too: Whether or not you are a native Merseysider this site tells you how I can do this.
Learn how to book me to speak to your group or organisation; MC your special events and ceremonies; lecture on your courses and training programmes; or design and deliver expert and professional courses, tours, and briefings.
Everything I do is designed to inform, educate, and entertain you, about the past, present, and future of the new Liverpool City Region.

This site all tells you about my Books, Fact-Sheets, CDs, DVDs, and other publications,
and explainshow to obtain them.

Each month in The Local History Section, I will publish a new article about an aspect of Liverpool and Merseyside’s history and heritage. I will also tell you tales of our characters, eccentrics, and curiosities; and about the things that made Liverpool and our region great, and that are making us great once again. You can suggest topics that you would like me to write about for you. 
Also, keep checking in to take a look at my Special Announcements Section, for news about my public talks, special events, general local history news, and new product information.

As my Discover Liverpool web-site helps you to get to know me, I hope you will also allow me to help you to get to know Liverpool and Merseyside - even more than you may do already!

Ken (on right) and other VIP guests at The Big Hope conference run by Liverpool Hope University

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