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Tales From The Inner City, or "Controversy, Typhoid and the Motorway That Never Was"

Ian presented a talk entitled "Tales From The Inner City" at the Historic Religious Buildings Association's "Big Update" event in London on December 6th. As well as telling the stories of five Toxteth Churches and some of the remarkable people associated with them, Ian was aiming to create positive publicity at a national level for Toxteth and its hugely important religious heritage. Did you know that Toxteth has five Grade I Listed places of worship and five more listed at Grade II*?

If you want to view the slides illustrating the presentation (in PDF format) then follow this link (opens in a new tab or window). A version of the talk - not an exact transcript, but it's reasonably close - complete with some extra notes is available here (also in PDF format).