2pm Saturday July 31st 2004
July 31st 1846 Price Albert laid the foundation stone of the Liverpool Sailors'
Home in Canning Place.
To commemorate this event, local historian Steve Mckay will be giving a short, informal talk about the history of this magnificent building and the artefacts that survived its demolition in 1974.
tale of seafaring folk, of Royalty, poverty, depravity and war, of
disastrous fires, of heroism and some extraordinarily gruesome and untimely deaths."
Those wishing to come along should meet outside the entrance to the Museum of Liverpool Life, Albert Dock at 2pm on Saturday July 31st 2004. After seeing the Sailors' Home exhibit in the Museum (Entrance free) the group will take the short walk down to the Sailors' Home site in Canning Place.
Those interested in the history of Portmeirion may be intrigued to know that a whole section of the ornate railings were removed from the interior of the Home and given to Sir Clough Williams-Ellis which he used in the post-war buildings of Portmeirion Village and Caernarfon council offices.
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