Facts about Liverpool Docks, interesting stories

Docks so Unique World Heritage Status was Assigned

Liverpool docks were considered so historically important to the industrial revolution and populating the New World, UNESCO awarded World Heritage Status to sections of the interconnected docks and waterways.

UNESCO state: "Many of the former docks survive to the form of now redundant water bodies. These are an important aspect of the Site's significance and character and their conservation and use requires consideration within future sustainable regeneration schemes."

Liverpool Docks Populated the New World

More emigrants departed from Liverpool than any other port in the populating of the New World - the largest migration of people in history. Liverpool docks are the counterpart of the piers of the Lower East Side of Manhattan and Ellis Island - two historical sites valued and preserved by the USA. The United Nations descibed Liverpool Docks as being of “universal human significance”. Liverpool is custodian of these docks which are of world importance in the history of mankind.