Some of Liverpool's streets hold hidden histories that are a world away from how we recognise them today.
Many of the stories behind some of the city's most famous streets such as; Penny Lane, Bold Street and Exchange Flags are well known.
However there are other streets which you would walk down today and consider as completely normal, that hide their own secrets from the past.
In 1859, Liverpool had 700 known brothels and 2,256 sex workers recorded in that year alone, according to police figures.
Just two years later, the figures had shot up to 1,000 known brothels and over 3,000 sex workers - but these figures are just the tip of the iceberg.
Many brothels were more 'discreet', offering a higher-class service for a clientele with money to spend and reputations to protect.
Information compiled by Susan Bennett on behalf of Liverpool Museums offers a glimpse into this forgotten world, where brothels were commonplace on the city's streets.
Pembroke Place, Oakes Street and Norman Street
Pembroke Place, near the existing sites of Liverpool University and the Royal Liverpool Hospital, frequently made headlines in the 1800's for being an area of ill-repute.
Described as 'little hell', it comes up time and again in historic newspaper reports that make references to murders and brothels in the area.
Liverpool Museums' records suggest the entire area was written off by some people, as a result of the goings on there.
A police constable at the time also stated that nearby Oakes Street and now non-existent Norman Street were "full of brothels".
But what was behind the staggering number of known brothels and sex workers in this area?
Between 1837 and 1901 Liverpool increased its influence and power as one of the most greatest ports in the world - with thousands of sailors pouring into the city every single day.
Leaving their ships with pockets full of cash, many sailors headed to the city's brothels frequented by those coming ashore - and the police force struggled to keep up with the resultant vice.
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Today, Pembroke Place is populated by shops aiming to appeal to Liverpool's ever-growing student population, with offices and more historic university buildings lining the street.
Nearby Oakes Street is home to student accommodation, with a Lidl at the end of the road, while Normal Street no longer appears on a map this side of the Mersey.
Hotham Street and Gloucester Street
The authorities responsible for keeping order across the city didn't just leave these brothels to carry on unbound.
However, their efforts to stamp out the rampant vice taking over the city in the 19th century simply moved the problem elsewere.
Clearances of brothels would simply move the problem elsewhere - like in the 1870s when the police cleared out Hotham Street, near the Liverpool Empire, the brothels merely moved on to West Derby.
Similarly, those from Gloucester Street simply relocated to Pembroke Place.
Punishing and persecuting women by clamping down on their presence in pubs or dancing saloons also didn't work as it wasn't a crime for a woman to go out just like anybody else.
Despite police's best efforts to tackle sex work and vice in the city, a fresh wave of customers arriving into the docks every single day made it impossible to stamp out.
Today, Liverpool's Hotham Street is home to the O2 Academy and the Lord Nelson Hotel, running between London Road and Lord Nelson Street.
Conditions for women in these parts of Liverpool could be hellish - few women chose a life of sex work in the city's brothels.
For many, there was no other choice after being widowed or abandoned by their husbands and left to fend for themselves and provide for their children alone.
Some lived in squalor, while wider society condemned and shunned them for the way they scraped together a living.
While 'known' brothels and sex workers are recorded in police data from the time, many only show up in reports or records when they were arrested of murdered.
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Information shared by Liverpool Museums states that in the 'Little Hell' area around Oakes Street and Anson Place, sex workers' lives were only recorded in history when they met a miserable ending.
The modern Anson Place, just off Pembroke Place, is now a dead-end street bookmarked by a Lidl and the School of Tropical Medicine.