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The Everton Lock-up

 

On the side of Everton Brow is a small building known locally as the Everton Lock-up. Built circa 1787 in a local cattle pond, this was where drunks and other miscreants were held overnight before presentation to the local magistrate the next morning for judgement and appropriate punishment. Some thnk that the building is Prince Rupert's Tower but he was in the area in 1644, before it was built.

It is now apparently used as a store for gardeners' tools.

It also forms the centrepiece of the badge of The Blues, one of our city's two world famous football clubs, Liverpool and Everton. (Apparently it first appeared on a tie in 1938, but was not officially adopted until 1980)

The Everton Lock-up

 

On the side of Everton Brow is a small building known locally as the Everton Lock-up. Built circa 1787 in a local cattle pond, this was where drunks and other miscreants were held overnight before presentation to the local magistrate the next morning for judgement and appropriate punishment. Some thnk that the building is Prince Rupert's Tower but he was in the area in 1644, before it was built.

It is now apparently used as a store for gardeners' tools.

It also forms the centrepiece of the badge of The Blues, one of our city's two world famous football clubs, Liverpool and Everton. (Apparently it first appeared on a tie in 1938, but was not officially adopted until 1980)

comments (12)

Lovely even tones and story smile
Les Auld: Thanks Will, appreciate your stopping by and commenting.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Jan 2008, 09:44
Great picture of the lock-up.

If this was a cattle pond, spending a drunk night in that building could work as a deterrent measure.
Les Auld: How true Louis, thanks for the comment.
Great angle. I like the tones. Lovely story
Les Auld: Thanks Richard, just one of the many stories that is Liverpool.
As an Everton fan Les I appreciate you sharing this with us!
Les Auld: My pleasure Bernie, thanks for the apprciation.
lovely textures Les. richard
Les Auld: Thanks Richard, appreciate the comment.
  • Ann
  • SucÚ sur Erdre - France
  • 9 Jan 2008, 17:10
I love the sky and the use of sepia, no ? A quiet place that seems to be so pure !!!
Les Auld: Thanks Ann, it is in a place that I would not walk around by mtself at night though.
I never knew that! Nice shot Les
Les Auld: You do know Bill, thanks for the comment.
  • tim
  • leeds, uk
  • 9 Jan 2008, 21:06
stunning scene Les, superbly capturedsmile
Les Auld: Thanks Tim, appreciate the comment.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Jan 2008, 23:17
What a strange little building and story. It stands out very well against the clouds.
Ingrid
Les Auld: Thanks Ingrid, it is small and really insignificant in its way, but important as well.
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 9 Jan 2008, 23:37
For some reason, this sounds familiar, Les. I'll have to rack my brains on who might have shown this another time on SC awhile back. But the thought is most interesting. Hmmm. I bet it would work TODAY! smile
Les Auld: Hope you remember soon Ginnie, thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Jan 2008, 00:18
Hah! Now I know why there aren't enough prison places, they're all too small! tongue

Super picture, and interesting information. I'll have to mention this to himself.
Les Auld: Thanks Ellie, so right, they need to build a few more of these.
Nicely done in B&W - Strange atmosphere ! I like !
Les Auld: Thanks Zeb, it is an unusual little place.

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