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Sailortown – share your memories

21 May 2010 by Sam

Baltic Fleet pub and construction work along Liverpool's dock road
  • Did you live or work in the area behind the South Docks at any time from the end of the Second World War to the 1970s?
  • Do you remember the Sailor’s Home?
  • Do you remember the pubs, the ships’ stores dealers, the tailors’ shops?

If the answer is yes then we’d like to hear from you. Historians, museum curators and film makers are collaborating on a new public history project: Mapping memory – L1 and Liverpool’s central waterfront, 1950s-1970s.

We’d like to collect memories from people who worked in small businesses, warehouses, shops or pubs, and in the port itself. We also want to hear from people who grew up in this area, or who remember their parents and older relatives working there.

If you would like to take part we are holding a drop-in session at Merseyside Maritime Museum on Saturday 29 May, 1-4pm. Further details are in the Events and activities listings on the website

If you can’t make it on the day but would like to get involved in the project please send your contact details to Laura Balderstone L.Balderstone@liverpool.ac.uk and we’ll get back to you.

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