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

Welcome to my Discover Liverpool website!

Special Announcements:

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; and my very latest book ...

Two Triangles: Liverpool, Slavery, and The Church

Also ...

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

Also ...

Join Ken at The Gladstone Theatre, Port Sunlight ...
On Sunday 19th January 2020 starting at 2.30pm.
Hear Ken tell his wonderful ~
'Curious and Amazing Tales of Wirral'
This is an illustrated selection of funny, amazing, and thoroughly entertaining
tales from all around this most historic part of Merseyside; 
all told
by Kenfor young people as well as adults,  in his inimitable style ~
You will hear stories of

Wild Tigers in Tranmere; New Brighton Tower;
Mother Redcap and the Wallasey Smugglers; The Black Rock Mermaid;
The Guinea Gap Treasure Trove; The Moreton Hovercraft; The lost Argyle Theatre;
Mouse Pie and a Touch of Toad; and the exploding Lottie Sleigh ~ Plus Much More!
All of these tales are fascinating and fun, and a great time is guaranteed.

Tickets are only £9 each and are available NOW from ~
The Gladstone Theatre, Greendale Road, Port Sunlight, Wirral

Box Office 10.00am to 5.00pm ~
0151 643 8757
On Line at www.gladstonetheatre.org.uk
Or in person at the Theatre, every Thursday and Friday from 12.30pm to 4.30pm

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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