Events and Meetings

 

24 October 2017 6.30pm

Albert Dock - a review of the past, present and future as it approaches its 175th anniversary

Quaker Meeting House,, 22 School Ln, Liverpool, L1 3BT  |  FREE


Book your place FREE here spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Dave Roscoe (Chairman, Gower Street Estates/Albert Dock Liverpool) to talk about ‘Albert Dock: from its early history and more recent regeneration to its continuing management and a look forward to the 175th Anniversary commemoration in 2021’.

With Liverpool’s UNESCO Status of World Heritage under huge risk of being removed we all need to appreciate the history of the docks and their future.

Albert Dock is an iconic Liverpool landmark - physically, economically and politically. For almost two centuries its fortunes have reflected those of the city itself. The completion of the dock in 1846 physically demonstrated Liverpool’s own position as the second city of the greatest empire the world had ever known. By contrast the Docks economic and physical decline during the 60’s and 70’s symbolised the end of the era of the City’s maritime dominance.

The renaissance of Albert Dock in the 80’s then marked the beginning of Liverpools own renaissance. In 2017 it stands at the centre of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the UK’s largest Grade 1 listed structure in one of the worlds most architecturally significant cities. Liverpool itself is embarked on a wider economic and physical regeneration. The Docks future matters to the future of the City - almost as much as its past does.Both Merseyside Civic Society members and non-members are welcome.

Book your place FREE here spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.