• Downtownliverpool are promoting higher building density, more people, better urban quality, more businesses, more culture, more money. Good luck to 'em, I say. Go and have a look at their website.

  • Take a look at 'Liverpool tales from the Mersey Mouth' - memories, stories, opinions from John Williams. If you know Liverpool, you'll recognise it in these tales.

  • Merseyviews have an excellent collection of photographs of Liverpool and Bootle both past and present - at the moment they're showcasing Liverpool FC's triumphal tour of the city with their three major trophies. They also have a message board, and a comprehensive collection of links to other Liverpool sites.

  • Capital of Culture? What would Jim Royle say?

  • In 1207, King John granted Liverpool a Charter which founded the city. There's stuff going on to mark the 800th anniversary.

  • Liverpool City Council have a less than impressive online presence - they are going through a rebuild, and look ing for suggestions just now. Why not let them know what's wrong with it?

  • The prize for style goes to scouser.com, which describes itslef as A charitable site, offering all kinds information and resources about the City of Liverpool and Merseyside. This site looks gorgeous, and there's plenty of jokes too, if you can penetrate the phonetic rendering of our unique accent!

  • The Victorian Sefton Park Palmhouse is open again after undergoing renovation. The palmhouse is one of the most remarkable structures in the city, built to house a collection of tropical specimens from around the world. It had fallen into disrepair, but a public campaign has been successful in organising it's restoration.

  • Tom Slemen is a talented writer with a fascination for ghost stories and all things supernatural in Liverpool and beyond.

  • The Lark Lane Village Green site has info about an interesting part of Liverpool a couple of miles from here.

  • Port Sunlight, across the water on the Wirral peninsular, is a nineteenth century 'model village' built by soap magnate and philanthropist Lord Lever for his workforce.

  • Williamson's Tunnels are just up the road - an underground kingdom built in the early nineteenth century by a local eccentric to no apparent purpose!

  • Liverpool Architecture and Design Trust are an excellent organisation - their brief is to tell the world about the treasures we have to offer.

  • The Hope Street Organisation run various arts and culture based programmes - find out more at their website.

  • Merseyworld host this site (thanks, Merseyworld!) and generally do a brilliant job of 'promoting Merseyside and its regions'. They have a huge amount of Liverpool - related info.
  • The Liverpool Guide is working on the huge task of putting together a comprehensive resource for citizens, visitors and those curious about our city.
  • Liverpool University, and
  • Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) are on our doorstep here in Canning, and one way or another their activities shape a lot of what goes on in the area.
  • The City of Liverpool Community College has been in the city for a number of years offering a wide variety of courses at all levels.
  • Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts, always referred to in the local press as "Paul McCartney's Fame School" is on Mount Street.
  • There's a harrowing account of life for the less fortunate in Victorian Liverpool here, in an essay inspired by the musical stage production of the novel 'Her Benny'.
  • If you found this site through an interest in genealogy, try genuki.org.uk for a comprehensive collection of resources. Those in search of their Irish ancestry may learn something useful here, on Josie McCann & Marie McQuade's page.
  • St James' Cemetery, the former quarry in the shadow of the cathedral, is the subject of a very attractive and informative new website by Mike Faulkner
 

 
 
If you know of a site which could be linked to from here, or if you've got something going on in the area you want to see on the Web, then mail me and I'll see what I can do.