About the Writer

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.