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Liverpool: Gangs, Vices and Packet Rats: 19th Century Crime and Punishment | Malcolm Archibald
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Now world famous for football and music, in the nineteenth century Liverpool had a very different reputation. One of the greatest ports in the world, and Europe's western gateway to the Atlantic, Liverpool's emerging wreath and prosperity brought with it a huge influx of crime to the streets, and a new breed of men whose job it was to try to enforce law and order on the increasingly unruly city streets. Much of Liverpool's crime was based around the docks and the sea. Crimps and runners waited to lure the homecoming seamen to dens of immorality where over 2,000 known prostitutes and rot-gut spirits would separate them from their money and their liberty. Tough, hardcore sailors - known as Packet Rats - caused mayhem at sea while in the stinking alleys around Scotland Road, the High Rip gang wielded vicious power. Liverpool in the nineteenth century was a place full of stories of assault, robbery and murder as well as poachers, footpads and highwaymen who preyed on the unwary. Against this this tide of lawlessness stood men like Constable Casey of the Liverpool police, who disarmed two pistol wielding terrorists, and his police colleagues who not only dealt with the day to day crimes but more unusual crimes such as bombs in the town hall and redcoats rioting in the street. Liverpool was, without doubt, a challenging and exciting place to live and work in the nineteenth century as the battle for the streets between the criminals and lawmen raged on.
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HA! That explains it @TrishB and @suzie.reads

This is from my 23AndMe report.

TrishB Definitely an honorary scouser 😁😁 3mo
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Game day!!! Go Liverpool ♡

Crazeedi Jacob is getting so big!!❤ 3mo
SamanthaMarie @Crazeedi He is!!! (Jonathan, Jacob is my hubby 😉) He turned 4 in July. So crazy!! 3mo
Crazeedi @SamanthaMarie crap I said to myself Jonathan, then no that's wrong! Lol both j's!!so sorry 3mo
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Liverpool footie for breakfast here on NBC in the USA!
Cheers @TrishB !⚽️

That-Bookish-Hiker My husband was watching this while we FaceTimed this morning. Go Liverpool!!! 6mo
TrishB Drowning my sorrows currently and will wake up tomorrow and focus on champions league.... 6mo
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1. Liverpool, England 🇬🇧
2. I'm happy where I am, just with a little more sunshine ☀️
3. One is in Florida, America and the other Liverpool, England 🇺🇸🇬🇧
4. Country - fish and chips. City - scouse 🍜(like hotpot but better)
5. ❤💙💚💛🧡💜🖤

#frideas @SailorMoon

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 8mo
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I saw on Facebook that today is Love Your Pet day so here is another pic of Lennon supporting her fav footie team.

#YNWA #LennontheCat #catsoflitsy

KristenDuck How cute!! 9mo
TrishB I‘ll post my doggo supporting Liverpool too ❤️ YNWA 9mo
CouronneDhiver Ha! I enjoy Liverpool too... except when they face off against Bayern. Bayern is my # 1 9mo
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I usually don‘t do photo challenges because I‘m horrible at keeping up, but my current #research book is perfect for today‘s #tuneinNovember #YouKnowImNoGood

Cinfhen So glad you decided to play along because book sounds fascinating! I think u might like this @TrishB @Reviewsbylola 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen that sounds really interesting 👍 Stacked. 2y
SaraPortman @TrishB hope you like it! 2y
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