Waterloo to the north of Liverpool first developed as a place for seabathing in the early 19th century. The beach has changed a lot since this photograph was taken as land was reclaimed from the sea shore in the 20th century to create a marine lake.
Waterloo to the north of Liverpool was originally known as Crosby Seabank. To begin with it was made up of just a few farms and fishermen's cottages. Waterloo grew because of the trend for sea bathing. Its fine sandy beaches and clear water attracted many visitors.
In order to cater for visitors a hotel called the Crosby Seabank Hotel was planned. It is thought that building work on the hotel began on the day the Duke of Wellington beat Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815. Its owners decided to commemorate this national victory by renaming the hotel the Royal Waterloo Hotel (this hotel is still in business at the start of the 21st century, though it is now just called the Royal Hotel).
After the hotel was built at Crosby Seabank the area became known as Waterloo. A number of Waterloo street names also commemorate the Battle of Waterloo: Wellington Street and Duke Street (for the Duke of Wellington) and Blucher Street (for the Prussian General who helped the British defeat the French).
Waterloo grew slowly to begin with. In the 1880s it was still just a village. St John's Road only had houses on its south side, its north side was still just fields (development did not begin there until 1895). Likewise the area east of Crosby Road was still countryside in the 1880s.
Waterloo's first local government body was set up in 1863. In 1895 this was replaced by the Waterloo with Seaforth Urban District Council.
Captain Smith, in command of the ill-fated Titanic lived at numbers 4 and later 17 Marine Crescent. Waterloo.
There are different types of schools in Waterloo UK. These include Nursery schools; Primary Schools; Secondary schools; Public schools; Private schools; Mixed-gender schools; Single sex schools.
Although there are different types of schools, they all have the same academic approach. In Waterloo UK, they start Primary school at the age of 4 and then leave at the age of 11. In Secondary schools the starting age is 11 and then the optional leaving age is 16 although many students stay till they’re 18.
If students leave at the age of 16 they are likely to go to College while 18 year-olds will go to University. In private schools the education is not funded by the government and so the families of the child pay every term. In public schools the education is paid by the government and so it is free. Most schools have uniforms and students do have to buy them. Parents on a low income are entitleds to financial support to cover the cost of purchasing a school uniform.
IIn the UK people also have the freedom to choose which religion they follow. 72% of the population is Christian, while 15% of the population chooses not to follow any religion. Muslims consist of 3% of the population while 2% of the population is Hindu. 0.6% of the population is Sikhs and 0.5% is Jewish. Buddhists are 0.3% of the population. (Source CIA Fact book 2001)
Waterloo is one of the many suburbs of the city Liverpool. Currently Liverpool is hosting the 2008 City of Culture. The residents of Waterloo benefit from a diverse culture. It is the permant home to the Anthony Gormley’s Another Place, which is were he sculpted himself in an iron cast called the “Iron Men”.
Waterloo is in easy reach of Southport, which is the home of the Atkinson Art Centre. There is the Crosby Civic Hall, which hosts lots a variety of event such as:
Waterloo also has its own local football team and hosts many sporting events. Recently it benefitted from new maodern Leisure centre, which has a :
Waterloo also has a cinema called the Plaza community cinema, which is run by volunteers. It has several pleasant parks.
In Waterloo people live in a variety of homes, these range from flats to two story houses with glazing. Most homes have access to a car. All residents can make full use of the public transport system. There are trains that take people to the City of Liverpool or local towns such as Southport. A bus service that transports people any where in the North West of England.
All homes have heating, gas and electricity. All homes have use of televisions, telephones and some access to the internet.
Most families benefit from three meals a day and families on low income get financial support from the government.
Waterloo benefits from a thriving local business community. There are many supermarkets, specialists shops and local offices.
Waterloo United Kingdom