Liverpool's anti-German riots
How the sinking of a ship created an air of xenophobia in 1915 Liverpool
Dear readers — today’s story is about how an air of xenophobia emerged in 1915 Liverpool, after the sinking of a ship filled with Merseyside passengers. It’s written by the historian Thomas McGrath, who went digging through the archives for this story. Thomas also wrote our most popular piece, which was about an architect’s grand dream for Toxteth, and why it failed.
To round off the week, we also have a mini-briefing of local news, things to do over the weekend and a Covid-19 update.