Small-Group St. James Cemetery Tour in Liverpool

Small-Group St. James Cemetery Tour in Liverpool

Be amazed on this unmissable and essential tour as you hear about Liverpool – the second city of the Empire and the influence it had on the rest of the World.

Liverpool expanded rapidly during the late Georgian and Victorian period. The wealthy began moving away from the overcrowded river front and were living in grand Georgian terraces. Interspersed with these grand houses were court dwellings (or slum housing) fitted into any available space. These were the early examples of social housing.

With many of the church graveyards full and no nearby cemetery the need arose for a new one.

A disused and depleted stone quarry became a great leveller where the rich and poor from this expanding Liverpool population were buried alongside each other.

See the final resting places of Slavers, Pirates, Plantation Owners and wealthy Merchants.

The visit is enhanced by the opportunity to produce your very own works of art with wax rubbings taken directly from the stone monuments and memorials.

* Duration: 2 hours
* Starts: Merseyside, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Be amazed on this unmissable and essential tour as you hear about Liverpool – the second city of the Empire and the influence it had on the rest of the World.

Liverpool expanded rapidly during the late Georgian and Victorian period. The wealthy began moving away from the overcrowded river front and were living in grand Georgian terraces. Interspersed with these grand houses were court dwellings (or slum housing) fitted into any available space. These were the early examples of social housing.

With many of the church graveyards full and no nearby cemetery the need arose for a new one.

A disused and depleted stone quarry became a great leveller where the rich and poor from this expanding Liverpool population were buried alongside each other.

See the final resting places of Slavers, Pirates, Plantation Owners and wealthy Merchants.

The visit is enhanced by the opportunity to produce your very own works of art with wax rubbings taken directly from the stone monuments and memorials.

Itinerary
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Stop At: St James Gardens, Liverpool England

Explore a Late Georgian / Victorian Cemetery in a light-hearted tour as you learn about the social history of Liverpool and the lives of some of the leading industrialists and forward-thinkers of the time.

Hear how the murder of an American sea captain caused a diplomatic incident at a time before the American Civil War.

Learn about some of Liverpool’s slave traders who are buried in the cemetery. Charles Goore is perhaps one of the most infamous who was known for his ruthlessness when transporting slaves across the Atlantic. Learn also about George Drinkwater – a slave owner who lived at number 65 Rodney Street.

Sir William Brown made his fortune as a cotton trader and eventually went into merchant banking, founding Brown and Shipley, a company that still exists today. Brown also funded the construction of the magnificent Library to the tune of £40,000 (£4 Million in today’s money)

William Huskisson is the most famous resident in the cemetery and the first railway casualty.

Duration: 2 hours