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Lime Street Firsts

The famous station roof
Lime Street Station, present day.

Liverpool has always been a city of firsts - many of which are to do with the railways:

The First passenger railway in the world was opened between Liverpool and Manchester.

People in the cafe in the station
William Huskisson was the First man in the world to be killed by a railway passenger steam engine train at Parkside Station.

His Tomb is situated in the cemetary next to the Anglican Cathedral.

The First station to have iron arcades and to be covered with an overall roof covering the tracks.

The roof is still in place today.

Lime Street Station
Telegram Point The Post Office First sent letters by rail from Liverpool Lime Street.


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The Rainhill Trials
The station in 1950
Station Firsts
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Lime Street History
Empire Theatre
St George's Hall
Punch & Judy
Lime St Station
Maggie May
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Adelphi Hotel
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