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#344761 - 25th Aug 2009 8:54pm Gourri Piazza?
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I posted this in the Pubs thread but then saw this and thought this would be a better place. I have been told about a Pub that was in an area known locally at the time as the Gourri (don't know how to spell it) Piazza. Does that mean anything to anyone please? I think this would have been in the late 19th century. Thanks.

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#344769 - 25th Aug 2009 9:32pm Re: Gourri Piazza? [Re: Bemahan]
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Piazza is a open public square surrounded by buildings, so that might point towards Hamilton Sq.
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#344784 - 25th Aug 2009 10:24pm Re: Gourri Piazza? [Re: bert1]
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The Gourri piazza was as set of warehouses over in Liverpool in the 1800s just behind the Liver buildings,when that was a dock.

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#344786 - 25th Aug 2009 10:30pm Re: Gourri Piazza? [Re: davew3]
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That's great - thanks so much. I'd googled like mad but not found anything. Apparently one of my ancestors ran/owned a Pub there. I've been told it was called Gourri after a place in Senegal as a lot of boats came in from there (maybe slavery ships).

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#344788 - 25th Aug 2009 10:43pm Re: Gourri Piazza? [Re: Bemahan]
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I've just googled 'Senegal slaves liverpool' and found a link to the Merseyside Maritime Museums with a map and information and a picture of the Goree warehouses.

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#344791 - 25th Aug 2009 10:47pm Re: Gourri Piazza? [Re: Bemahan]
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Just for interest it only has a little piece about it but go to google books,if you go to this url it has a book The Stranger in Liverpool page 151.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?lr=&as_brr=1&q=liverpool+piazza&btnG=Search+Books

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#344794 - 25th Aug 2009 10:57pm Re: Gourri Piazza? [Re: davew3]
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Thanks, davew3. That's much better than anything I've just managed to find on my search. I'm looking forward to telling my dad all this next time I see him as it is him who gave me the details but he didn't know anything more. I'm glad I found this forum.

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#345061 - 26th Aug 2009 9:04pm Re: Gourri Piazza? [Re: Bemahan]
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Hi Bemahan and welcome,


Try these links -
http://www.liverpool2007.org.uk/history/...htm#slaverymap2
http://archive.liverpool.gov.uk/dserve.e...efNo=770%20ECH)
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathw...l/liverpool.htm

It's Liverpool History so you won't find much about it on this Wirral website. Liverpool History is so massive it would be easy to be swamped.


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#345139 - 27th Aug 2009 12:44am Re: Gourri Piazza? [Re: Bemahan]
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Pics of the Goree Piazzas warehouses, were back of the Dock Board building.


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#345147 - 27th Aug 2009 1:03am Re: Gourri Piazza? [Re: bri445]
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More pictures.


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Description: Demolished, right hand side. Overhead debris centre.



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#457030 - 2nd Jan 2011 9:45pm Re: Gourri Piazza? [Re: greasby_lad]
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Few more pics and info

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#457073 - 2nd Jan 2011 11:30pm Re: Gourri Piazza? [Re: Bezzymate]
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For information on the Goree Piazza see this link on the History Forum

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#457125 - 3rd Jan 2011 11:28am Re: Gourri Piazza? [Re: uptoncx]
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Thankyou,that is much more professional,uptoncx

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#459763 - 9th Jan 2011 9:26am Re: Gourri Piazza? [Re: Bezzymate]
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I have spoken to David Appleyard, the son of the painter of Goree Piazzas & he is going to send me a high resolution photo of the painting which I am going to try & have a print made of.

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