Many poor young women would leave their new-born babies on Mann Island, hoping they would be found and looked after by rich folks as they came and went on their travels.
The place referred to is rightly spelled "Schous Corner", and alludes to the former brewery Schous which was situated nearby.Nearly all pork butchers in the city were owned by Germans. And to the original question - yes, we call ourselves scousers and we're proud of the identity it gives us.The name Scouser reflects Liverpool's German and Scandinavian connections, which tend to be grossly understated, with many in the south of England incorrectly perceiving Liverpool as being a part of Ireland on the English mainland. Hence the Liverpool FC song "We're not English we are SCOUSE" and to "John" Liverpool - I think you will find no one ever has thought that people North of Queens Drive are not Scousers!Indeed the dish Scouse did derive from Northern Germany and Norway. Scandinavian sailors, of which there were plenty in Liverpool, and Liverpool has many people with some sort of Scandinavian decent, were called Scowegians or Scanwegians. Liverpool had large German and Scandinavian communities, which in one generation blended in.Unfortunately, and to Liverpool's shame, a lot of the German community were driven out during World War One by harassment and physical attacks.