The fun stories of just some of Liverpool City's most fascinating City Centre pubs, including those of the more curious or notorious of their landlords and customers. I also talk about some of the buildings themselves, and the often strange part that they have played in the history of Liverpool and its people.
Taverns and inns have always played such a vital part in the social and economic life of Liverpool and its port, throughout the centuries. Sadly though, the number of pubs is dwindling all across Britain as society changes; and nowhere more so that in Liverpool and across Merseyside.
The ‘pub on every corner’ that was once the norm in such industrialised cities and ports is certainly no longer the case, because the social function that these once provided is no longer quite as necessary. Also, it is now safe for people to drink the water! But, not all of the City’s historic pubs have disappeared; many remain.
There are so many stories that this is now in 2 parts, so you choose which one you would like to hear.
My tales include The Cheapside Vampire; the Duke of Edinburgh's secret watering-hole; the woman who led to the capture of Dr Crippen; stories of the whalers, and the dockside crimps and press gang thugs who preyed on them; Maggie May and Jumping Jenny; the pub made famous by the Beatles; President Bill Clinton and a Liverpool boozer; and possibly even the places where Adolph Hitler and Jack-The–Ripper drank!