Category: Liverpool

Wartime Lord Street 1943

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 image this week shows Lord Street in May 1943. Bomb damage from the Blitz is still in evidence as trams ply their way along the usually busy thoroughfare.

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Panto procession Dale Street 1960

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 image this week shows crowds in Dale Street enjoying the annual student Panto Procession as it nears the Town Hall. It is February 1960.

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Runcorn Bridge 1960

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 dramatic image this week shows houses in Runcorn dwarfed by the new bridge being built over the River Mersey and Manchester Ship Canal.

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Brunswick Dock 1960

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 image this week shows the massive grain silo of Liverpool’s Brunswick Dock with the tower of the Anglican Cathedral in the background. The date is January 27th 1960.

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Lime Street Station Interior

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 image this week shows the lofty interior of Lime Street station in January 1967.

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Snow on Sefton Park lake

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 image this week is a classic wintry scene at Sefton Park in January 1963. The lake has frozen over in one of the harshest winters on record, but an overnight fall of snow has ruined any chances of skating.

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Empress of Canada

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 dramatic image this week shows the ocean liner Empress of Canada teetering precariously close to loading bays on Gladstone Dock after fire had broken out on board.

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The steps must still be cleaned, despite a foggy day in Manchester 1926.

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