Ken regularly includes new articles about Liverpool or Merseyside local history topics, so log on regularly to see what new stories are available. Here is Ken's latest selection ~
The Chinatown 'Paifong'
Liverpool is blessed with many public works of art, of varying historical, social, or cultural significance, and artistic relevance. One of the most spectacular though, and of powerful significance today and historical relevance, is the Chinatown Arch, or Paifong.Read More
Abdullah Quilliam and Britain’s First Mosque
Faith is important to the people of Liverpool and Merseyside. Even if we don't subscribe to any particular religious doctrine, we have an innate spirituality. I think this comes from our ethnic and cultural diversity, and the breadth of life experience that this has brought with it. This is celebrated in many, special places of worship. We have our two, Christian Cathedrals, of course, as well as the magnificent Princes Park Synagogue. Amongst other religions that are represented in the City, we also have the Al Rahma Mosque, in Toxteth. However, this was not the first Moslem temple in the city ~ far from it: And its origins are surprising.Read More