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Did you know that John Lennon was born during an air raid on Liverpool on October 9 1940? He came into the world at Oxford Street Maternity Hospital in the city.

Did you know that the bells in Liverpool Cathedral are the heaviest in the world? There are 13 bells which can be rung conventionally, which weigh in at a total of 17 tonnes (the lightest 0.51 tonnes, heaviest 4.06 tonnes) plus Great George, a monster at 15 tonnes and 2.9m diameter, larger than Big Ben. Great George has to be rung with a hammer.

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Alan Bleasdale
Alexei Sayle
Alison Steadman
Andy Burnham
Arthur Askey
Arthur Clough
Beryl Bainbridge
Bill Kenwright
Brian Epstein
Brian Patten
Charles Booth
Charles Santley
Cilla Black
Claire Sweeney
Coleen McLoughlin
Colin Welland
Craig Charles
Daniel Purvis
Eleanor Rathbone
Ernest Newman
Felicia Hemans
Frank Hornby
Frankie Vaughan
Frederick Woolton
George Harrison
George Melly
George Stubbs
Holbrook Jackson
James Laver
Jean Alexander
Jeremiah Horrocks
Jimmy Tarbuck
John Bishop
John Brunner
John Lennon
John Milne
John Parrott
Katarina Johnson-Thompson
Ken Dodd
Krishnan Guru-Murthy
Leon Goossens
Leonard Rossiter
Les Dennis
Liz McClarnon
Maud Royden
Norman Vaughan
Paul McCartney
Peter Charles
Peter Serafinowicz
Peter Shaffer
Peter Shore
Richard Glazebrook
Richard Le Gallienne
Ringo Starr
Roger McGough
Sebastian de Ferranti
Simon Rattle
Stan Boardman
Steven Norris
Tom Baker
Tommy Handley
W E Gladstone
Wayne Rooney
William Collingwood
William Jevons
William Rodgers

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