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Trekatape Liverpool: The Flavour of Liverpool in Words and Music is an approximately 79 minute audio cassette released in 1984 by the Merseyside Co-operative Development Agency and the Merseyside City Council.

It was most likely for the International Garden Festival held in Liverpool that year. Production for the tape was performed by a company called Trekatape Ltd.

Tapes could be found at Beatles City, Holiday Inn, W. H. Smith, Boots, and Tourist Information offices.

The cassette consists of a walking tour of the Liverpool City Centre narrated by Brian Jacques, featuring musical interludes with contributions from Liz Crampton, Tony Gibbons, and Greg Quirey.

Official Summary[]

The flavour of Liverpool in words and music...
a cassette tour system which gives you a chance to feel the unique character of a strange place as though you were being guided through it by a friendly local.
IN LIVERPOOL you will discover why the ferry toll is charged only on the Wallasey side of the Mersey; sit for a while with Eleanor Rigby; see where the 'sack and bag' men carried out their grisly business, and realise why 'Liverpool people drink in the most glorious surroundings in the world'.
All this and much more in the company of a Liverpudlian.
TREKATAPES are used with personal cassette players. You can buy the tape and may hire the machine from the County Council Tourist Offices in Lime Street and at a number of hotels and shops in the city.
TREKATAPE allows you to take as long over the tour as you decide, lingering at the places which particularly interest you - and afterwards you have a permanent record to re-live at home and lend to your friends.


  • Script by: Alan O'Toole
  • Narrated by: Brian Jacques
  • Music, Trad. Arrangements, original compositions & lyrics: Brian Jacques
  • Singers: Brian Jacques, Liz Crampton, Tony Gibbons, Greg Quirey

Additional Notes[]

In addition to the places featured in this tour, TREKATAPE suggests that you visit: The Docks, The Maritime Museum, Open Eye Photography Gallery, The Planetarium, The Walker Art Gallery, Speke Hall and Croxteth County Park.

Recording History[]

According to someone who is believed to have worked on this tape:

"[Brian and I] first met at the Hale Road Labour Club in Walton 1970 and over the years did a few things together, notably playing at R.A.F. Sealand along with the Ian Campbell Folk Group ... On the night we recorded [Trekatape] the sound engineer was out on the Liverpool Coach bringing the team home after winning the European Cup ... and while we waited for the engineer Brian suggested we go for a drink in the Eagle pub in Paradise Street - four hours later we went back to the studio and recorded the whole thing in one night."

Trekatape Liverpool Tour Places[]


Trekatape Liverpool map

The audio portion of the tour covers the history of the following historical Liverpool places, people and activities (in running order):

Side One[]

Side Two[]

Trekatape Liverpool Tour Map[]

Below is a Google Maps variation of all the coordinates on the tour. To view it as a walkable map, follow this link to a Google Map of Trekatape Liverpool Locations by the Redwall Wiki.

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