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24 September 2014
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 - Do you want to know more about local history?
 - Do you want to get information on local history in the area?

Use the following links to visit the websites of some local history groups.

 - Do you run a local history group or know of other good resources for local history research? Please e-mail us and let us know.

The sites are in alphabetical order. Click on the name to visit the site.
A brief description of the contents is included under each name.

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Accessing Archives
A national website with a comprehensive North West history archive
Anfield Cemetery
Seach the gravestone inscriptions for members of your family.
A history of the notorious ship
When Liverpool was Dixie
Alabama Crew
Research into the British crew of the CSS Alabama
News and information about all things Beatles
Burtonwood Association
The official Burtonwood UK base website
Memories and photographs of the base
Calderstones - Chambered Tombs
Site covering the history of the tombs in Allerton.
Captain Noel Chavasse
A site dedicated to one of Liverpool's distinguished sons
Central Library
William Brown Street.

Cilla Black
A tribute to Cilla Black.

Crosby Village
Mark Pennigton's website on Crosby from after the 2nd World War until the 1970's. It includes a number of his own water colours.
Friends of Williamsons Tunnels
Site covering some of the Williamson Tunnels underneath Merseyside
Halcyon Days
A site about "The Good Old Days", BBC's long running replica of a Victorian music hall.
History of the BBC
BBC's use of radio during the 1940s, including ITMA.
It's Behind You
A site dedicated to the British tradition of Pantomime
John Lennon Airport
Official airport site which covers the history of Speke airport.
Joseph Williamson Society
A charitable trust restoring tunnels under Liverpool.
Local History Magazine
An independant magazine for anyone with an interest in local history.
Heritage and conservation groups in Liverpool.
Liverpool 2007
Site set up by John Moores University department working towards Liverpool's birthday in 2007.
Liverpool Architecture and Design Trust
List of local history links.
Liverpool Family History Society
Website dedicated to links to help people research family tree.
Liverpool History Society
Group which organises lectures and talks on historical subjects.

Liverpool On Trial
Site examining the expulsion of 47 Labour councillors from the local council.

Liverpool Pictorial Site
Liverpool history through images.
Liverpool Port
30 years of the Port of Liverpool captured by port employee Philip Parker
Merseyside Maritime Museum
The official Maritime Museum site
General site on Liverpool history.
Metropolitan Cathedral
History of the cathedral.
Mersey Mouth
Liverpool tales, legends and folklore.
Mike Royden's Local History Pages
Local History of Liverpool includes articles, photos, maps, bulletin board and record office information.
My Home Town
Site with links to other personal pages on local history.
National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside
Details of local museums and exhibitions. Also details of courses and lectures
Past Liverpool
A Liverpool Central Library site, exploring the history of schools and housing in Liverpool.
Rainhill Railway & Heritage Society
History of the Rainhill Trials.
Rainhill Trials
Contemporary accounts of the trials.
A site containing a wide variety of historical Liverpool and Wirral photographs.
Slavery Timeline
A Chronology of slavery from 1441
Slavery Trail
Liverpool locations with a connection to slavery
St George's Hall
Site covering the hall and it's history.
St James' Cemetery
Mike Faulkner's website covering St James' Cemetery.
Timbo's Liverpool
Site covering a wide range of topics from Liverpool.
Wavertree Society
Group focusing on researching and preserving the garden suburb of Wavertree
Read their edition of Mersey Times >> Mersey Times
William Huskisson
Eye witness reports of the death of Huskisson

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