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 main photo this week shows the victorious Everton football team on the steps of St George’s Hall after winning the FA Cup in May 1966.

Thousands of fans had turned out to cheer the Toffees on a long day of celebration – and it looks like the FA Cup itself was weighing heavy in the hands of Everton manager Harry Catterick.

Everton won the coveted trophy by beating Sheffield Wednesday 3-2 in front of a 100,000 crowd at Wembley. They were 2-0 down at one point, but rallied with two goals from Mike Trebilcock and a third from Derek Temple.

The Toffees became the only side since Blackpool in 1953 to come from two goals down and win the cup without the need for extra time.

It was also the first time Everton had won the FA Cup for 33 years. The last occasion was the 1933 final when Dixie Dean captained the side that beat Manchester City 3-0. He scored a goal too.

There were some famous faces supporting the Toffees at Wembley in 1966 as Beatles John Lennon and Paul McCartney both attended the match.

Our modern image also marks an eventful day at St George’s Hall. It shows crews filming the Harry Potter prequel movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in October 2015. The film was released a year later.

Benjamin Disraeli, whose statue features prominently in each image, appears entirely unmoved by both occasions.

*Hundreds of pictures from an unforgettable decade are packed into Clive Hardy’s fascinating book Around Merseyside in the 1960s. It’s available from our online shop, or ring the hotline on 01928 503777.