Tour Locations | Liverpool History and Culture: From the Past to the Present
You are entering Exchange Flags. In the 19th century, merchants and businessmen conducted deals here in the open air. Hence the name Exchange Flags. Stop here for a moment.
In the centre stands the Nelson Monument unveiled in 1813, another associated with the Napoleonic Wars.
Admiral, Horatio Nelson, was killed in 1805 leading the British navy to victory against the French at the Battle of Trafalgar. The words around the monument come from the famous speech he delivered before the battle commenced. The four chained figures represent French prisoners of war. As you know many were buried in St John's Gardens. There are some people in Liverpool who believe it is a monument to the slave trade, believing the chained figures are indeed slaves.
When you're ready, turn left and walk to the street ahead of you, Exchange Passage West. You'll be heading along it.