The Liver Bird became the symbol of the city in honour of King John who gave the city a Royal Charter in 1207. This charter, together with it’s geographical location, enabled Liverpool to grow, outstrip the more powerful neighbouring port on the Dee and become, by the 19th century, the most important and powerful port in the world.
Yet, despite being the most recognisable symbol of Liverpool worldwide, despite being adopted as the corporate image of thousands of organisations from Liverpool Football Club to the Liver Laundrette, few people know of its origins and history, many people, especially the kids of Merseyside, don’t know exactly what the Liver Bird is.
Is it a cormorant, an eagle or just some mythical creation?
This is why we strive to educate as well as sell.