Tag Archive: New Brighton

Dec 29

New Brighton Tower


Did you know New Brighton tower was once the tallest building in Britain?                        

Oct 12

New Brighton Then and Now

Victorian beach-goers at New Brighton

New Brighton and its beach have been popular places to visit for generations. The town was the creation of Liverpool merchant James Atherton who brought nearly two hundred acres of land to develop a rival to the much-respected royal playground of Brighton in the early nineteenth century. He envisioned grand houses, large gardens and reputable …

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Oct 12

William Liversage

I was recently contacted by reader Alan Clay who wished to share some very interesting details regarding the life of his truly heroic ancestor. Alan’s great grandfather, William Liversage was born in 1864 at a humble property adjoining the Ferry Hotel in New Brighton. As a youngster William entered the joinery trade but the call …

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