Speke Airport

Speke Airport

The day before John Lennon was born, a remarkable event took place above the Liverpool airport that now bears his name. It was Tuesday October 8th 1940 and Hawker Hurricanes of 312 Squadron were scrambled from RAF Speke, as it was then known, to intercept German...
Steam

Steam

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. There were hundreds of people milling about – many carrying cameras and...
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...
Trains & Boats & Planes

Trains & Boats & Planes

For a few brief months in 1962, the Wirral made history as the location of the world’s first ever passenger hovercraft service. 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. It was...