Hartor Close

Hartor Close

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 striking main image this week shows a child sitting on a pavement in front of rows of terraced houses...
Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello

Merseyside had a major part to play in the early career of singer-songwriter Elvis Costello, who burst into prominence in the late 1970s. Born in Paddington in August 1954, Costello moved to Birkenhead with his mother when he was 16 and went to school in Liverpool....
New Strand Centre

New Strand Centre

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. This week’s main photo from January 1967 shows construction work on the 22-storey block of flats dominating the...
Played for Liverpool and Everton

Played for Liverpool and Everton

You could almost name a squad of footballers who’ve played for both Everton and Liverpool – but few were as ferocious as centre forward Dave Hickson. Coached by Everton legend Dixie Dean, Hickson gave no quarter, and was frequently in trouble with referees for his...
Tommy Handley

Tommy Handley

Liverpool entertainer Tommy Handley was so popular during the Second World War that the whole nation stopped to listen to his radio programme. In fact, a member of the Royal Household said if the war were to end between 8.30 and 9.00pm on a Thursday evening, no-one...
Then & Now – Owen Owen

Then & Now – Owen Owen

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 main image this week shows the familiar Owen Owen department store in Clayton Square just before Christmas...