Liverpool – Maritime
Mercantile City (2004)
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Six areas in the historic centre and docklands of the maritime mercantile City of Liverpool bear witness to the development of one of the world’s major trading centres in the 18th and 19th centuries. Liverpool played an important role in the growth of the British Empire and became the major port for the mass movement of people, e.g. slaves and emigrants from northern Europe to America. Liverpool was a pioneer in the development of modern dock technology, transport systems, and port management. The listed sites feature a great number of significant commercial, civic and public buildings, including St George’s Plateau.
As an aside, it is well worth remembering that the world famous musical group "The Beatles" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr) originated from Liverpool in the 1960s. Only Paul McCartney (also known as "Macca", *18th June 1942), and Ringo Starr (*7th July 1940 as Richard Starkey), are alive today. Paul McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. Sir Paul is politically active, and within the philatelic area in 2002 he designed a stamp for the Isle of Man against landmines.
Other World Heritage Sites in Great Britain (on this site). Inactive links are not described on postage stamps. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, United Kingdom Section, for further information about the individual properties.
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Revised 19 jul 2006