LOST PUBS OF LIVERPOOL  - The only Facebook Group dedicated to the history of Liverpool's Lost Pubs. Nearly 3,000 members in the first few weeks of the group going live, and over 500 images of Liverpool's Lost Pubs.


The group has received great support from local history groups and has brought together the real lost images of our great Public Houses.


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LIVERPOOL CHURCHES - We have set up this group to highligh the heritage of Liverpool Churches, whether demolished, lost or a present working Church.


Hundreds of rare images have been added to the group and heritage views of the interior of the Churches have been added. A very historical group!


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THE HISTORY OF CHILDWALL - We've set this group up to compliment the already successful History of Childwall website.


With over 1000 members and hundreds of rare images of the area, this is a historical corner of Liverpool that has its roots from the Domesday Book.


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I have added further publications that I have worked on. These are PDF documents and can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. All information is copyright of Jonathon Wild/Maelstrom unless stated.


OLD LIVERPOOL - This little book was intended in the first instance merely to advertise a Sale of Work, called ‘Old Liverpool’, in aid of St Barnabas’ Church. It was thought however that it might serve a more useful purpose if issued as a brief history containing interesting and reliable information about the Liverpool of by-gone days.


The Author, the Rev. Richard Postance, is indebted for many of the related facts, to Herdman’s ‘Ancient Liverpool’, Picton’s ‘Memorials’, Enfield’s ‘Liverpool’, Brooke’s ‘Ancient Liverpool’, ‘The Streets of Liverpool’ by James Stonehouse, Dr. Blower’s ‘Mersey Ancient and Modern’ etc.


The book has now been converted in an easy to read website and is a gem that few people have yet seen or even knew the book existed.

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Welcome to the new website on the history and campaign to successfully save St John the Divine, Fairfield, Liverpool from demolition. A hard-fought campaign against a unlisted building, yet an important building for the history of Liverpool, and of course a noticeable landmark on the entrance and exit from the main thoroughfare into Liverpool City Centre.


St. John The Divine Church is unlisted and a much-loved church particularly by the residents of Kensington and Fairfield. The Church was built between 1851-53 and built by the architect W Raffles Brown. The building was used as a Church and community centre till 2007. We then learnt in 2008 that there was a very great threat to the Church's future when the church council said it needed to be bulldozed because of its dangerous state.


Our greatest achievement to date - the Church being saved from Demolition!