Cunard

Cunard

Two of the greatest Queens in cruising history made landmark voyages for Liverpool’s Cunard line in the 1960s. The much-loved Queen Mary made her final transatlantic crossing in September 1967, while the shiny new liner Queen Elizabeth 2 embarked on her maiden voyage...
Liverpool-United

Liverpool-United

It’s not a difficult journey between Liverpool and Manchester – unless you’re a footballer that is! Only a few brave souls have managed to play for both United and Liverpool since the 1920s. Everyone remembers the most recent – Michael Owen, Paul Ince and Peter...
Beatles’ Play

Beatles’ Play

Barbara Dickson has vivid memories about auditioning for Willy Russell’s musical John, Paul, George, Ringo and Bert at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre. It was the early 1970s and she was a little-known folk singer at the time. How would she cope with belting out a string...
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...