The following snippet is from Steven Horton’s article: “Britains First Mosque“
“Brougham Terrace may be synonymous with many Liverpudlians of a certain age as the place where non church weddings took place, but it also goes down in history as the site of Britain’s first mosque, which opened in 1889.”
“Twelve Georgian terraces were built at the top of West Derby Road in 1830 and named after Lord Chancellor Henry Peter, 1st Baron of Brougham and Vaux, who operated a law practice in Liverpool. Numbers 1-7 were demolished in 1900 so that the West Derby Union can be built, but 8-12 remained, with history already having been made eleven years earlier”…
You can view the full article here: http://liverpoolhiddenhistory.co.uk/britains-first-mosque/
About Steven Horton
Steven Horton has been a freelance writer for 20 years. He is the author of 5 books, with two more due for publication in 2013 and 2014 and has written for the Times, Liverpool Echo and numerous fanzines and websites, and also appeared on Radio Merseyside, ITV News and Sky Sports News.
You can view more about Steven Horton here: http://liverpoolhiddenhistory.co.uk/aboutstevenhorton/