Liverpool History Society Questions

A selection of Liverpool history questions submitted to the Liverpool History Society

Bonk Street


<br

Hello,

Whilst researching my family history I have a reference to Bonk Street Liverpool.  I canot find any street with that name.  Can you help please.

Sincerely
Emily Jordan

Advertisements

14/11/2010 - Posted by | Bonk Street |

1 Comment »

  1. Hello Emily,
    This street is Water Street hundereds of years ago originally it was called 'Bonk Street' because the bottom of Water Street connected to the Mersey. 'Bonk' was Lancashire dilect for 'bank' (taken from river bank by the river). Through the years it became Bank Street and then eventually Water Street.

    It’s one of Liverpool’s oldest streets and it was the main approach from the river, at the foot of which travellers landed on the seashore of the town, from the monks’ ferry at Birkenhead, or from Ireland. Later, the Talbot, a coaching in, crowned the top of the slope where the Bank of Liverpool was later to replace it. On either sides, little lanes and alleys, forerunners of the town’s notorious courts, ran between houses alongside butchers’ shambles.

    Regards

    Rob
    Liverpool History Society

    Comment by Liverpool History | 14/11/2010 | Reply


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: