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Herculaneum dock, Liverpool

9th May 2021 @ 6:06am – by Pauline Griffiths
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History Shorts 57 by Pauline Griffiths

Herculaneum dock, Liverpool

I grew up in South Liverpool down by the docks. If you came out of our house and looked left, you would immediately see the River Mersey and beyond that the Wirral and on a clear day, you could see Moel Famau and Snowdonia.

Our street was on a patch of land called the Shorefields because up until our houses were built, that's exactly what they were. Prior to the Herculaneum dock being built in 1866, to accommodate the expansion of the South Docks system to meet the needs of the Industrial Revolution, the land was used for farming. The area is called the Dingle and it resides within the parish of Toxteth, once a royal hunting park but more synonymous nowadays with the Toxteth riots of 1981.

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