Then And Now

Then And Now

Welcome to Then and Now, a fascinating new feature from the pages of the Liverpool Echo that compares streets, landmarks and buildings from bygone days with how they look today. Every week we’ll publish an original image from the archive, along with memories and...
Brezhnev

Brezhnev

The movie Letter to Brezhnev was truly a family affair for the creative Clarke clan of Merseyside. Brookside scriptwriter Frank Clarke wrote the screenplay and his sisters Margi and Angela both played leading roles in the highly acclaimed production. The 1985 romantic...
Brookie To Corrie

Brookie To Corrie

It’s surprising how many stars have swapped the suburban driveways and gardens of Brookside for the cobblestones of Coronation Street over the years. Some are well known like Sue Johnston, who played Sheila Grant on Brookside before becoming landlady Gloria Price in...
Remembering Brian Epstein

Remembering Brian Epstein

It was probably a bad idea for the Beatles and their manager Brian Epstein to snub a breakfast invitation from Imelda Marcos, the first lady of the Philippines. Especially as they were staying in her country. The Fab Four were in the Far East on a concert tour in July...
Corrie to Brookside

Corrie to Brookside

It’s surprising how many stars have swapped the cobblestones of Coronation Street for the suburban driveways and gardens of Brookside. Oldham actress Nicola Stephenson, Rochdale-born Anna Friel and Rovers Return barmaid Sue Jenkins all started on the Street before...
Brookside ’93

Brookside ’93

Just over 25 years ago this month, the cast of the TV soap Brookside lined up with its creator Phil Redmond to launch a £100,000 charity appeal for Barnardo’s. At the time, the serial was at its dramatic zenith. Abusive husband and father Trevor Jordache had been...