Category Archives: Blog

BLOG: The Queen’s Portrait

Liverpool Town Hall This year, 2022, is Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. As the UK prepares to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years of service, in this blog City Halls guide James O’Keeffe takes a fascinating look at a … Read more…

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As Told by You: Covid-Secure Wedding Ceremonies at Liverpool City Halls

2020, eh? A bit of a crazy and disruptive year for everyone. Among the many people affected by restrictions brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic are Brides & Grooms To Be – many of whom had their dream day scheduled … Read more…

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BLOG: Blue Saint – ‘Embers of Remembrance’

What a year 2020 has been. The levels of disruption brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic has seen many events cancelled, due to government restrictions made in the interests of keeping infection rates down. Thursday 5 November marked the first … Read more…

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BLOG: A Royal Visit

In his latest blog, Official City Halls Tour Guide, James O’Keeffe, details a royal visit which links three of the city’s finest surviving buildings… Have you heard the phrase “queen’s weather” and wondered where it comes from? Well, it’s an … Read more…

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BLOG: John Richard Archer: The first ever British-born black mayor

In our latest blog, James O’Keeffe, who is one of our official City Halls Tour Guides, delves into the past of the first ever British-born black mayor of anywhere in the UK, John Richard Archer. He also looks to the future … Read more…

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BLOG: Liverpool Town Hall and the American Civil War

City Halls Tour Guide, James O’Keeffe, gives us a fascinating historic insight towards Liverpool Town Hall and the American Civil War… This beautifully decorative American Vase shaped Ewer in Liverpool Town Hall’s silver collection is a link to the American … Read more…

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