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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Longest Liverpudlian Lineage Sought

Liverpool is celebrating its 800th birthday by seeking out the family with the deepest roots in the city.

Anyone living in Merseyside who can prove their family tree goes back further in Liverpool than anyone else will be invited, with three of their relatives, to take pride of place in a once-in-a-century procession through the city on 'Liverpool 800 Day' on August 28th.

Those who trace the earliest Liverpool-born ancestor will also earn the title of 'Liverpool's Oldest Family', as well as a fantastic heritage weekend in the city in October, which includes:
  • 2 nights for family of four at Hard Days Night Hotel. The world's first Beatle's concept hotel. (Opens October 2007)
  • VIP tour of the prestigious Turner Prize exhibition at Tate Liverpool. (October 19 - Jan 13 2008)
  • Free annual family membership - two adults and two children - to the National Trust.
  • VIP tour of National Trust-owned Beatles childhood homes and related attractions.
  • VIP tour of St George's Hall - which re-opens on April 23 2007 after a £23m restoration.
  • Free, special-edition copy of 'Liverpool 800: Culture, Character and History', by University of Liverpool Press. [Link]
What happens if two or twenty or two-hundred people can trace their lineage back to the same Liverpool resident? Will there be room in Aunt Mimi's kitchen?

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