Anne Rogers & Betty Marsden

Anne Rogers & Betty Marsden

Liverpool actress Anne Rogers cut quite a dash when she sashayed down London’s Oxford Street in the company of two models in March 1954. Shoppers stopped and stared as Rogers had a real swagger in her step. She’d just become the West End’s youngest leading lady at the...
Between The Sticks

Between The Sticks

On 9 February 2015, BBC journalist Stuart Flinders was in Church Street Liverpool with a camera crew, interviewing elderly passers-by, asking if they remembered the 1966-67 FA Cup Fifth Round clash between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park. “I do.” Said one old...
Liverpool: The End of Steam

Liverpool: The End of Steam

On the evening of Saturday 3 August 1968, people arriving at Preston station to catch the 2048 to Blackpool North or the 2125 to Liverpool Exchange, must have wondered just what was going on. There were hundreds of people milling about – many carrying cameras and...
Charity Shields

Charity Shields

Liverpool and Manchester United are old hands at playing each in the football season’s annual curtain-raiser – the Community Shield. The close rivals have notched up five memorable clashes between them – in 1965, 1977, 1983, 1990 and 2001. Liverpool won in 2001,...
Ford Capri

Ford Capri

There was always something exotic about the Halewood-produced Ford Capri. Its name alone was sunny and cosmopolitan, unlike the more steadfast-sounding Anglia, Standard and Consul. On TV, policemen and gangsters alike loved its sleek looks and raked rear window – the...
HMS Conqueror

HMS Conqueror

When nuclear submarine HMS Conqueror sped down the slipway at Birkenhead in 1969, no-one suspected it would one day sink an Argentinian battleship half way round the world. The 5,400-ton vessel, built by Cammell Laird at a cost of £30 million, was designed to hunt...