Some Proprietors Of Note: Picton & Chavasse

Extract from ‘The History of The Athenaeum – 1797-1997’. Sir James A Picton – 1805-1889President 1886 Architect, historian and local councillor. As an architect, Picton designed a number of Liverpool buildings, but he also had a great reputation as an arbitrator in land and building disputes. His interest in the buildings and history of his … Read more

Lockdown Literary Comp (3)

Thank you to those who provided entries to the literary competition. We have had three entries which will be published in the Advisor over the next three Thursdays. Each of our published authors will receive a bottle of wine as thanks for their efforts. In this edition a piece from Proprietor Colin Langeveld LATE RETURN … Read more

Lockdown Literary Comp (2)

Thank you to those who provided entries to the literary competition. We have had three entries which will be published in the Advisor over the next three Thursdays. Each of our published authors will receive a bottle of wine as thanks for their efforts. In this edition a piece from Proprietor Philip Whitfield. Imagine By … Read more

Athenaeum Golf – The Turnbull Trophy

The annual inter-club golf tournament against the Artist’s Club and the Warrington Club, has been organised for Tuesday 18th August at Prenton Golf Club. The event will go ahead, with Prenton already open and providing socially distanced rounds, but the customary post-match meal may not take place due to the current restrictions in place. The … Read more

Lockdown Literary Comp

Thank you to those who provided entries to the literary competition. We have had three entries which will be published in the Advisor over the next three Thursdays. Each of our published authors will receive a bottle of wine as thanks for their efforts. In no particular order we begin with an entry from Dr … Read more

Some Proprietors of Note – Roscoe & Currie

Extract from ‘The History of The Athenaeum – 1797-1997’. William Roscoe 1753-1831President 1803-04 and one of The Athenaeum’s founders Historian, poet, lawyer, banker, naturalist, opponent of the slave trade and collector of books and works of art, his influence on the cultural life of Liverpool was immense. H is best described by the American author … Read more

The Corona Chronicles Volume 7.

In this the seventh volume of the Corona Chronicles, I must start by giving my sincere apologies. No, not for the lack of Chronicles in recent weeks (although I would concede my input has been lacking) but for something far worse. As we all know someone up there has been gifting us with fantastic weather … Read more

Story of The Athenaeum p.5

In the Library We have looked at the early days of the Newsroom and now we ascend the elegant horseshoe stairs to the Library.  This occupied the two top floors of the building.  On the first floor Church Street frontage, over the main door was a large pedimented window with pilasters and swags to decorate … Read more