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‘It took a riot’

John Belchem

in Before the Windrush: Race Relations in 20th-Century Liverpool

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319679
eISBN:
9781781387153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319679.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Within a month of the warning by the Select Committee on Race Relations that Liverpool was ‘the most disturbing case of racial disadvantage in the United Kingdom’, rioting erupted in Liverpool 8. ... More


The Toxteth riots, 1981: unemployed youth take to the streets

Brian Marren

in We shall not be moved: "How Liverpool's working class fought redundancies, closures and cuts in the age of Thatcher"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095764
eISBN:
9781526109668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095764.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Chapter 5 illuminates the plight of the poor, the youth and members of racial minorities, many of whom were also jobless but not necessarily trade unionists or political activists. In particular, ... More


Liverpool 1957–1961

in A Gallery to Play to: The Story of the Mersey Poets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311253
eISBN:
9781846312496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312496.006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

During the 1950s, Liverpool 8 was the only destination other than Soho for aspiring poets, painters, musicians, bohemians, or ‘bon viveur’ on a tight budget. Unlike Soho, it was devoid of ... More


Brian Patten 1946–1961

in A Gallery to Play to: The Story of the Mersey Poets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846311253
eISBN:
9781846312496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312496.007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Brian Patten was born on February 7, 1946 at 100 Wavertree Vale, which ran into the antiquated city end of Picton Road on the fringes of Liverpool 8. In contrast to Adrian Henri and Roger McGough, ... More


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