We don’t know a huge amount about the Germanic ‘Beaker people’, but we do know that they were visiting Britain and North Wales by sea during this period, and that their pottery has been found nearby at places like Tarbock in Knowsley, as well as in Warrington and on the Wirral. If settlements did exist around the Moss Lake this early, these traders may have been welcomed for bringing much valued foreign products and expertise to Liverpool. I really want to make a joke here about Germanic ‘Beaker people’ contributing to Liverpool’s development and Jurgen Klopp ( with his oddly shaped nose) but I can’t think of one.
Here’s an interesting fact shoehorned in to justify this blogpost. The term ‘Beaker people’ was actually coined by John Abercromby, fifth Baron Abercromby and great grandson of Ralph Abercrombie, who the Square is named after. Which is nice.