Galkoff’s and the Secret Life of Pembroke Place

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) and National Museums Liverpool have been working together to preserve, record and display the heritage of two important sites on the LSTM campus.

The Galkoff’s and the Secret Life of Pembroke Place project team, along with 24 volunteers, have been delving into the history of this well-known Liverpool street. The focus has been on two key heritage sites: Galkoff’s Jewish butcher and Watkinson Terrace, Liverpool’s last surviving example of court housing.

The project team has been running a series of engagement activities across the city in order to creatively capture memories associated with the area. These have ranged from geophysical surveys to community presentations.

The team has also worked closely with Liverpool’s Jewish community, including Stapely Care Residential and Nursing Home where a series of workshops took place. These included a Yiddish Poetry workshop on the subject of food, in partnership with The Reader Organisation and a House of Memories ‘Memory Suitcase’ consultation.

Between October 2016 and January 2017, 558 participants ranging from 3 to 93 years of age have engaged with the project, including over 125 members of Liverpool’s Jewish community. It’s through the support of community groups, individuals and volunteers that the project team have managed to capture such varied and invaluable memories of Pembroke Place and Liverpool life over the past 200 years.

To find out more about the project visit the National Museums Liverpool website.