Then & Now – Lord Street, Liverpool

Welcome again to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today.

Our powerful main image this week shows the familiar frontage of Blacklers department store severely damaged in the Liverpool Blitz of May 1941.

Nostalgia remembers the colourful career of Liverpool jazz singer George Melly

It’s true to say the tropical palm house at Sefton Park shaped the whole life of Liverpool jazz singer, writer and entertainer George Melly. The incongruous sight of wounded soldiers sitting and smoking among the exotic plants in the 1940s awakened a love of...

Then & Now – Blacklers department store, Liverpool

Welcome again to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today.

Our powerful main image this week shows the familiar frontage of Blacklers department store severely damaged in the Liverpool Blitz of May 1941.

Nostalgia recalls Liverpool’s first League Cup triumph this week in 1981

Liverpool must have had a feeling of déjà vu when they played West Ham at Wembley in the League Cup Final of March 1981. For the Reds had already met the London club in August in the Charity Shield – the curtain-raiser to the new season. Liverpool were at Wembley as...

Nostalgia remembers a season of two lost cup semi-finals and a new manager for Manchester United

It was a classic case of so near, yet so far for Manchester United when it came to the topsy-turvy campaign of 1969-70. It was all change at Old Trafford as club legend Matt Busby had retired after 24 years as manager to be replaced by Wilf McGuinness. As far as...

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Then & Now – Lord Street, Liverpool

Then & Now – Lord Street, Liverpool

Welcome again to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today.

Our powerful main image this week shows the familiar frontage of Blacklers department store severely damaged in the Liverpool Blitz of May 1941.

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King Street, Manchester

Welcome to Then and Now, where each week we compare images of Manchester and Merseyside streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look now.

This week our main image shows people trudging down a snowy King Street in the 1970s, probably seeking cover in one of the many shops.

Modern King Street is now home to some of Manchester’s smartest outlets, boasting well-known designer names. A few can be glimpsed in photographer Nicola Mazzuia’s 2019 picture.

But back in Manchester’s Victorian heyday, the street featured the grand Town Hall, which in turn became the Central Library. The original Town Hall was replaced by a new building in Albert Square.

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25th March 1984: Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar seen here taunting the Everton supporter during the league cup final by pulling faces and using coins thrown on to the pitch as glasses.

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22/3/1957: Four year old Charlie Woolett joins a Manchester United training session in Blackpool with Bobby Charlton, Wilf McGuiness and Eddie Colman.

The team were training to face Birmingham City in the #FACup at Hillsborough. #MUFC won 2-0 with goals from Charlton and Berry.

21st March 1986: Queen Elizabeth II is pictured outside The Way We Were Museum at #Wigan Pier. The museum closed in 2007.

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