My name’s Jerry Paulson and I’m an amateur historian.
In my 50 or so years of living here in Liverpool I’ve always wondered what life was like back in past.
There was a time when Liverpool’s docks were the biggest and most innovative in the world, today they stand as a testament to those that built and worked on them: a living reminder of Liverpool’s once prosperous industry. Today, the city is a success for various other reasons, but if it wasn’t for the foundation laid by the dock workers and ship-masters, this city would not be what it is today. Thankfully, there are a handful of stellar museums in Liverpool to learn from and that’s how I’ve chosen to spend my retirement.
This blog will be a changing exhibit, showing what I’ve learned about Merseyside’s maritime history and how it has shaped the city of Liverpool.