|Liverpool Sailor's Home|
Everyone knows sailors get paid when they come into port, and everyone is ready to cheat them out of their money--or kill them for it. Alcohol is watered down with water if they are lucky, toxins if they are not. “Drunk for a penny, blind for two” as the old saying goes. “Judies” are there to take a lonely sailor home...or to an alley to get him rolled by her friends. Inns are dirty, expensive and often unsafe.
|sailors near the docks|
|Inside of the Sailor's Home|
There is also a very ornate iron gate out front. It closes promptly at ten every night and is meant to reinforce the curfew. No unruly behavior allowed. Gentlemen only--and that status is determined by conduct rather than social class. Despite the restrictions the sailors are only too happy to comply. There are often 200 guests here every night from all over the world.
|Sailor's Home Gate out front|
Most importantly though the Sailors Home is just that--a home away from home--a safe port while in port.
A Picture Gallery of the Liverpool Sailors' Home