British Eagle

British Eagle

The sorry looking row of hostesses’ hats and pilots’ caps at Speke airport said it all. Liverpool airline British Eagle had gone into liquidation. All flights were grounded and the uniforms would never be worn again. Planes emblazoned with the proud British Eagle logo...
When The Queen Visited Liverpool

When The Queen Visited Liverpool

It was a red-letter day for Liverpool on December 14th 1962 when the Queen arrived at Langton Dock to open up a new trading channel to the world. Large crowds gathered at the Port of Liverpool to see Queen Elizabeth, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, perform the...
Golf

Golf

One of the greatest gestures of fair play in sporting history took place on the 18th green at Royal Birkdale on Sunday September 20th 1969. The 18th Ryder Cup between Britain and the USA was balanced on a knife-edge. The three-day event was all square at 16 points...
Evacuees

Evacuees

Some were smiling, others were quiet and apprehensive. A few were even excited. All wore name tags and carried gas masks in cardboard boxes, tied to their coats or necks with bits of string. For these were the evacuees, the children forced to leave Liverpool for the...
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...