We live/lived in a seafaring city.
When we were kids there was always someone in the street who went away to sea, probably a few.
Then the rules of employment were changed and local sailors became fewer and fewer.
We have a world heritage site because of our maritime history, a history in which the gentlemen above were part of, thank you sirs.
We were big, really big, the port of Liverpool was known all over the world and much loved by the sailors of every nation who docked here. There was a saying among all sailors back in the day 'See ya in Liverpool' as I said we were really big. Even the Titanic had Liverpool on her backside. The Adelphi, much loved by Charles Dickens, was built for the sea going gentry. Even in the state it's now in you feel as though you're in a cabin on an ocean going liner.
I was there to see the 3 queens sail up the Mersey, I still get choked just writing that, it was such a sight to see, and sad. I was so moved I wrote and thanked Cunard for remembering us so spectacularly.
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