Kevin Keegan, Ian Rush and Steven Gerrard for Liverpool.C. 141 Nonetheless the city remains one of the most important ports in the United Kingdom, handling over.2m tonnes of cargo in 2008. The race meeting attracts horse owners/ jockeys from around the world to compete in the demanding 4 miles (6.4 km) and 30 fence course. 24 In the early 19th century, Liverpool played a major role in the Antarctic sealing industry, in recognition of which Liverpool Beach in the South Shetland Islands is named after the city. 101 Due to being already highly built up, the city contains limited portions of protected green belt area within greenfield throughout the borough, at Fazakerley, Croxteth Hall and country park and Craven Wood, Woodfields Park and nearby golf courses in Netherley, small greenfield tracts east. Where there are riches overflowing and every thing which can delight a man who wishes to see the prosperity of a great community and a great empire. This article is about the English city. Archived from the original on Retrieved 13 September 2012. 277 "That immense City which stands like another Venice upon the water. We had now arrived in the heart of the big city, and as usual it was almost a heart of darkness. Visual arts Liverpool has more galleries live sex chat amatöörien alastonkuvat and national museums than any other city in the United Kingdom apart from London. 12 Other origins of the name have been suggested, including "elverpool a reference to the large number of eels in the Mersey. 259 Other notable schools include Liverpool College founded in 1840 Merchant Taylors' School founded in 1620. 81 The Lord Mayor is Councillor Frank Prendergast. "A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3". Liverpool was designated as a joint European Capital of Culture for 2008. It should be noted that local services on the City Line are operated by Northern rather than Merseyrail, although the line itself remains part of the Merseyrail network.