Ferry Cross The Mersey

Ferry Cross The Mersey

Tony Warren was always the first choice to write the screenplay for iconic Liverpool film Ferry Cross the Mersey. He was the king of kitchen-sink realism after creating Coronation Street in December 1960. Four years later, he’d started work on the movie that would...
Everton’s Holy Trinity

Everton’s Holy Trinity

One of the sweetest moments in Everton midfielder Colin Harvey’s long career arrived at precisely 3.41pm on Saturday September 19th 1964. He’d just scored his side’s third goal in the 4-0 demolition of Liverpool at Anfield – and was jumping in the air in sheer...
Yellow Submarine at Liverpool Garden Festival

Yellow Submarine at Liverpool Garden Festival

Some remarkable and awe-inspiring craft have come out of the Cammell Laird shipyards over the years. Liners like the Mauretania, warships including the Ark Royal and the nuclear submarines Conqueror, Revenge and Renown have all rolled down the Birkenhead slipway. But...
Ken Dodd at The Cavern Club

Ken Dodd at The Cavern Club

Two great Liverpool icons – Ken Dodd and the Cavern Club – shared a unique milestone this week in 1964. The much-loved Knotty Ash comedian became the venue’s first ever honorary life member when he stepped on to the famous stage on January 24th. Ever the joker, he...
Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono

It’s hard to believe that half a century has passed since John Lennon and Yoko Ono staged their famous ‘Bed-In’ at the Amsterdam Hilton. The couple decided to spend their honeymoon staging a week-long protest against the Vietnam War and other conflicts. They took to...
Liverpool 70s and 80s TV

Liverpool 70s and 80s TV

Writer Carla Lane’s smash-hit TV comedy The Liver Birds had an unusual recipe for success – Pernod milkshakes! The programme’s stars, Polly James and Nerys Hughes, used to sip them together to help learn their lines. The magic ingredient did the trick. The Liver...