Category: Transport

Empress of England 1957

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 shows a striking view of Liverpool Waterfront from the bow of the ocean liner Empress of England about to leave Gladstone Dock. The date is April 1957.

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On the evening of Saturday 3 August 1968, people arriving at Preston station to catch the 20.48 to Blackpool North or the 21.25 to Liverpool Exchange, must have wondered just what was going on…

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Trains & Boats & Planes

iNostalgia remembers trains and boats and planes this week as well as something in between – Merseyside’s very own hovercraft! The Vickers VA3 was a wonder of modern engineering. It weighed 10 tons and could carry 24 passengers at speeds of up to 60 knots. But it also had a fundamental flaw…

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24th November, 1931 ~ Pupils at Chetham’s School in Manchester get to sample the Christmas pudding mixture as the cook gets to work in the old ‘Norman’ kitchen 🎄

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📍 Manchester Town Hall, 7th November 1986. ⁠

A blaze of lights illuminates Manchester Town Hall, which is topped by a huge Santa Claus and sleigh. Who's looking forward to Christmas festivities in Manchester this year?⁠

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