IHBC Summer School 2007

Valuing our heritage: building capacity for communities and the economy

Liverpool '07
14 - 16th June 2007

Tours (afternoon of Saturday 16th June)

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A: The Wonders of Wirral

Bus tour exploring the heritage highlights of “Over the Water”. Hamilton Square, one of the finest squares in the country; Birkenhead Park, the first public park, undergoing comprehensive enhancement; Port Sunlight Model Village and Bromborough Pool, an earlier model village.

B: Underground Liverpool

Explore some of the fascinating heritage beneath the streets of Liverpool starting with the Williamson Tunnels; taking a bus to the Battle of the Atlantic Museum (Western Approaches HQ) and finishing with a walking tour of Exchange Flags, including the Nelson Monument, Mersey Tunnel Georges Dock Building and Albert Dock Pump House.

C: Walk of Faith

Walking tour of the area of the city between the Anglican and Metropolitan Cathedrals with full guided tours of both Cathedrals. Tour also includes the exuberant Philharmonic Public House and St James’s cemetery, which is currently being improved by community effort.

D: Liverpool’s World Heritage Waterfront

Discover the outstanding universal value of the waterfront of Liverpool’s World Heritage Site and how development pressures are being reconciled. Tour includes the working docks, Tate and Lyle sugar silo, Waterloo Warehouse, Pier Head, Kings Dock, South Dock, Stanley Dock Tobacco and Albert Dock Warehouses.

E: Ropewalks: heritage led regeneration in progress

Guided walk to explore the area of early merchant houses and warehouses, which includes part of Liverpool’s World Heritage site. The area fell into a spiral of decline in the late 20th century but is now in the midst of an exciting regeneration programme, with challenging issues of design, scale and relationship.

F: Palaces of Commerce- the historic commercial district

Guided walk to explore the historic commercial district at the heart of the World Heritage Site, where shipping and Insurance Companies employed the best architects of the day to create prestigious headquarters to impress their clients. Visit the Albany (of King Cotton fame), Liverpool Town Hall, Martin’s Bank and more.

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