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By the 1200s people started moving from West Derby towards what is now Liverpool city centre. In 1207 the king officially declared the medieval Liverpool area a 'town' and built himself a castle there.
Some streets in town today still bare the same names as they did 1000 years ago, and like us today , the people who walked down Castle Street and Dale Street would have moaned about work, taxes, litter, crime and the price of latest gadget the way people do today.
Half of medieval Liverpool's 1000 residents were wiped out in the dreaded black death plague, but those who survived were better off than ever before.