Liverpool has a rich history of characters that has graced its streets, and many of them and their stories have remained untold – until now. ‘The Good, The Bad and The Scouse’ unearths some of Liverpool’s unsung heroes and undisclosed villains from the past and brings their stories to life. The project focuses on exploring the stories of people who have lived, worked and played in Toxteth between 1850 and 1900 and uses these stories to shed light on the social, cultural and political climate of the time.

‘The Good, The Bad and The Scouse’ is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Explaining the importance of the HLF support, Sara Hilton, the head of the HLF in the North West, said:

We are delighted to support this project as these people’s lives are inextricably woven into Liverpool’s rich history. This project will not only capture those vital stories, but in doing so will give different sections of the Toxteth community the opportunity to meet, forge new friendships and learn new skills. Together they can celebrate, and take pride in, their past and their local identity.

The project has been delivered by Splendid Things (the charitable arm of Toxteth TV) and the team has worked with a range of people from the local community (and beyond!) to discover some of Toxteth’s hidden heritage. ‘The Good, The Bad and The Scouse’, brings Toxteth’s heritage to life for new audiences across a range of platforms and mediums, in creative and interactive ways.

All of the resources produced as part of this project are released under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license which means you can use, share, remix… or do anything you like with what we have produced… just remember to credit us.