Bit­ter lessons from his­tory

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MEM­BERS of Hes­keth Probus Club car­ried out an ex­ten­sive tour of his­toric pubs in Liver­pool city cen­tre on Tues­day, Novem­ber 27.

The tour was led by Hes­keth Probus Club mem­ber Stu­art El­liott who is also a mem­ber of the South­port and West Lan­cashire Branch of Camra.

Stu­art was able to share his ex­ten­sive knowl­edge of Liver­pool pubs with his fel­low Probus Club mem­bers.

Those tak­ing part in the visit were able not only to ap­pre­ci­ate the pubs’ fas­ci­nat­ing his­toric in­te­ri­ors but also to learn about the so­cial and eco­nomic back­ground to Liver­pool’s his­tory.

This in­cluded gain­ing an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the con­tri­bu­tion to the city’s wel­fare of Liver­pool’s first Chief med­i­cal Of­fi­cer, Doc­tor Dun­can, a ruth­less cam­paigner against poor liv­ing con­di­tions in Vic­to­rian Liver­pool.

Mem­bers also learnt about The Lion Steam Lo­co­mo­tive, one of the first steam en­gines to run on the Liver­pool to Manch­ester Rail­way and which could at­tain the un­prece­dented speed of 45mph.

Mem­bers of Hes­keth Probus Club in the Globe pub, Liver­pool

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