June 27, 1905
On at least three days each week, Monday being one, Liverpool must appear to a stranger to be chiefly a great retail mart, so crowded are the central thoroughfares, and their shops with buyers.
Not only are the Liverpool emporiums the finest in the provinces, but the general attractions o of the city appeal to ladies who find less fatigue and more diversion by shopping in this city than elsewhere.
For the benefit and attraction of shoppers, there are many forms of catering which exercise a fascination upon customers drawn from a radius considerably over fifty miles in extent, but finality has not been reached.
In fact, there is nothing which, at this season, quite takes the place of the Autumn Art Exhibition, and the municipality might do well to consider the hiatus. Are not our crowds of purchasers and pleasure-seekers entitled in summer to a central and outdoor musical attraction in mid-afternoon?
(Liverpool Daily Post: June 27, 1905)