Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson responds to call for Penny Lane to be renamed

The famous south Liverpool road was rumoured to have been named after slave ship owner James Penny

But now the mayor has said that there is no evidence to support this and the street got its name for a different reason when a Twitter user asked him to “do the right thing” and rename it.

Chatting this week with his online followers about the ongoing campaign to highlighting Liverpool’s slavery links Joe confirmed that plaques will go ahead later this year.

New information with be prominently displayed on Liverpool roads with names linked to slavery to explain the history and to educate others on Liverpool’s past.

Responding to a member of the public on Twitter yesterday, Mayor Anderson said the city still planned to proceed with plans to fix signs describing Liverpool’s role in slavery to roads named after slave owners.

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