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A Sense Of Place
Ferry On The Mersey
A Sense Of Place examines how people really feel about living in their area
A Sense Of Place is now available to listen to online. This important new series of programmes was originally broadcast on BBC Radio Merseyside. The series examines what it is that makes Merseysiders, and Merseyside, unique.
A Sense Of Place

A Sense of Place examines the lives of a variety of people in a huge range of different and differing lifestyles, all within a few miles of each other.

The series of six programmes was first broadcast on BBC Radio Merseyside in Spring 2002.

Liverpool was once second city of an Empire with some of the wealthiest people in the world living in her boundaries. And some of the poorest - chronic disease and huge levels of infant mortality alongside cargoes and riches from every trading route on earth.
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On The Telly

Merseyside, and Liverpool especially, is no stranger to the media. 'On The Telly' looks at what happened to Liverpool's sense of self when viewed through the box in the living room corner. And how the city fought back against damaging stereotypes. Did you hear the one about the Scouser...

audio The Port

Liverpool, once second city of an Empire with some of the wealthiest people in the world living in her boundaries. And washing in with the ships on the Mersey tides - creeds and cultures. Today the port is home to a huge array of cultures, and they have already been here a very long time.

audio Where's Wirral?

Like it or not the answer is almost always "opposite Liverpool". What is life like for the neigbour of one of the most famous cities in the world? The other side of the Mersey is home to hundreds of Viking settlements, another professional football team, and some of the loveliest countryside in England. All on one Peninsula.

audio Pits, Pilks and Penalties

St Helen's means coal, glass and bands. The industrial town used coal for it's own revolutions. Factories for Beechams Pills and glass. Lots of glass. And then there's rugby. What is life like in a close knit community after the demise of the coal industry?

audio The Map

The children of Our Lady's Bishop Eton Primary School in Childwall are having a geography lesson. As they follow and then discuss a map of their local area they are walking through their own suburb and centuries of history.

audio A Sense of Belonging

Is there something ab
out Liverpool? 'A Sense Of Belonging' looks at how ex-pat scousers feel about their home city. And how people from outside who have made Liverpool feel about the city.

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