Chiots and other Greeks in Liverpool in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

February 28, 2018

Our first meeting of 2018 on 28 February will be a talk by Steve Williams on the Greek community in Liverpool

Liverpool Record Office

For our first meeting of 2018 Steve Williams will be talking to us about the Greek community in Liverpool.

The talk will be held on  Wednesday, 28 February 2018, in the top-floor meeting room of Liverpool Central Library and will start at 2 p.m.

Please check the website for any last-minute changes.

This talk will look at a little known community in nineteenth and early twentieth century Liverpool. The Chiots were an incredibly successful trading community who, following the massacres by Ottoman Turks in 1822 on their home island of Chios, re-built their fortunes on a disbursed basis around major ports and production areas especially in the cotton trade. Along with other Greeks they became established in Liverpool and Manchester. The paper will look at the background to the community, their success in business, their home lives and then at some of their remarkable contributions in other areas including literature, music and warfare.