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ROYAL LIVER SUPERANNUITANTS ASSOCIATION
HISTORY OF THE ROYAL LIVER
Founded in 1850 in Liverpool, Royal Liver has provided financial peace of mind to people over 3 centuries
From the reign of Queen Victoria up to and including the present Queen Elizabeth !!.
The Society`s history is linked to that of Liverpool itself, both growing and changing since Queen Victoria`s
reign and both emerging in the 21st century with renewed pride and vigour.
Royal Liver supported Liverpool as it celebrated its year as European Capital of Culture.
The world famous Liver Birds have come to symbolise Liverpool as well as the Royal Liver. One faces the
river mersey, comforting generations of homeward bound sailors and casting a reassuring eye on those who
leave the city by sea. guiding them to their destinations. The other looks across the city , standing sentinel
over Liverpool and its habitants.
Victorian Liverpool was the second city of the British Empire essentially the second city in the World outside
of London. By 1850 the once small fishing village had become a major part and centre of international
Poverty was everywhere on Liverpool`s overcrowded streets and many died from disease and malnutrition.
Pauper burials were quite common.
In 1850 nine local woring men decided they could mae a difference they could mae a difference to people`s
lives by helping find peace in death. A burial club for families were formed in the City so nobody would have
to suffer a pauper`s funeral.or face finacial ruin when a wage earning relative passed away.
It later became the Royal Liver Friendly Society, the Royal Liver Assurance and is now part of the Royal London