Liverpool 50 iconic photos of life in in the swinging sixties

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Whether you grew up in the 60s or you've simply heard stories from parents or grandparents, these photos will transport you back in time


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Our archive photos will transport you back in time to life in 1960s Merseyside

These fascinating photographs offer a glimpse back in time at the way we used to live.

Back in the 1960s, life in Liverpool was very different to what it is today.

From the fashion to the music, working life to the nightlife, and the city’s ever changing skyline, it’s hard to keep up with just how much has changed since that decade.

Whether you grew up in the 60s or you’ve simply heard stories from parents or grandparents, these photos will transport you back in time.

You can purchase a copy here of the 64 page special packed with nostalgic photos and articles from your local area.

Many of them were taken in Liverpool city centre and the surrounding suburbs, but others are from the wider Merseyside area.

They capture everything from the trends of the time to the iconic shops and landmarks we wish we could bring back today.

If you recognise anyone in these photos be sure to let us know in the comments below.

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Busy scenes on Ranelagh Street outside Liverpool Central Railway station.

18th February 1960.

Central Station. Liverpool, Merseyside. Circa 1966.

The scene in the Liverpool Fruit Exchange with auctioneer Mr C.G. Thrawl conducting the business. 14th April 1969.

The Beatles enjoy a cigarette break on the balcony of the Empire Theatre in Liverpool 8th November 1964.

Ten-year old Pat Glover and and sister Jacqueline, two, enjoy the view from Canterbury Heights, Liverpool, with their Aunt. 27th May 1966.

The sorting office at the General Post Office, Victoria Street, Liverpool. 5th November 1966.

Queen Elizabeth II attend a Royal Gala at The Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool..

Picture taken 24th May 1961

Workers on the docks of Liverpool waterfront enjoy a game of football on their break. 23rd January 1967.

Liverpool dockers having a cup of tea. 30th December 1963.

Workers on the docks of Liverpool waterfront.

23rd January 1967.

Young football fans sits on top of the crossbar following the conclusion of the Eldon Grove Cup Final in Liverpool.

The competition is held to prove which of 52 dockland street teams has the right to call themselves champions.

24th June 1964.

The Bee Gees perform at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The Dean of Liverpool, Rev. Edward Patey could not resist trying out the drums. 14th December 1967.

Traffic outside the entrance to the Queensway Tunnel in Liverpool after at 7pm. The jam is officially over but there are still lines of traffic crowding the main entrance.

21st October 1961.

Traffic outside the entrance to the Queensway Tunnel in Liverpool after at 7pm. The jam is officially over but there are still lines of traffic crowding the main entrance.

21st October 1961.

Shoppers in Liverpool, 14th November 1962.

An afternoon walk on the park lake. The overnight fall of snow ruined skating chances on Sefton Park lake but many people had the experience of walking on the lake. The Parks Department allowed this for the first time in 15 years. Liverpool, Merseyside. 21st January 1963.

The Beatles arrive at Speke Airport, Liverpool in their home city ahead of the northern premiere of their first film “A Hard Day’s Night”. 10th July 1964.

Comedian Ken Dodd was made the first honorary life member of Liverpool Cavern Club. Ken mimes his way through one of the top pop numbers watched by teenagers. 24th January 1964.

Taxis lined up waiting for passengers outside Liverpool Lime Street railway station. 19th August 1966

Kids running after National Coal Board Lorries and trying to jump on. This is a very dangerous activity. Picture taken 9th June 1963

St Martin’s Market, Liverpool, 17th August 1968.

Liverpool football team parade the FA Cup trophy as they arrive back at Lime Street Railway Station from London after defeating Leeds United in the FA Cup Final at Wembley. May 1965.

Scenes inside the Ford factory at Halewood showing workers on the production line.

23rd January 1967.

Scenes inside the Ford factory at Halewood showing the production line.

23rd January 1967.

Ford Escort cars on the production line at the Ford Halewood factory 1972

Fashion show in Liverpool. April 1967.

View over Bootle, Liverpool, from the top of a sixteen storey block of flats which is included in the Church Street redevelopment scheme of 199 homes at Coffee House Bridge.

Children playing in Kirkby, Liverpool. 18th March 1965.

A typical street in Kirkby were boys are playing football in the street. They are members of the St. John’s Ambulance Brigade. 18th March 1965.

It was all systems go in Pringle Street as the residents of the tiny terraced street in Tuebrook were getting ready to meet Princess Margaret. The street is the only one at which the Princess will stop on her visit to the city. 16th May 1969.

Pictured is three-year-old Patricia Dinn who has been elected to present a bouquet, 16th May 1969.

Sefton Park Palm House, Liverpool, 13th December 1963.

Teenage music fans talk together in Matthew Street, Liverpool, by the entrance to The Cavern Club. Picture taken 28th February 1966

Liverpool footballer Alf Arrowsmith is pictured here travelling to Anfield on a bicycle bought for him by his manager Bill Shankly to help strengthen his weekend leg which is recovering from a recent cartilage operation.

He is waved off by his wife Linda as he leaves their home in West Derby for Anfield.

16th December 1964.

St John’s Retail Market, Liverpool, 13th March 1964.

St Johns Old Market, Liverpool, 28th February 1964. Mrs Elizabeth Moore, who has been trading for 69 years.

Christmas Shoppers at Lewis Department Store, Liverpool, 2nd December 1966.

The Grange Precinct, Birkenhead. Circa 1977.

The scene in Dale Street as the Panto Procession nears the Town Hall. Circa February 1960.

A typical scene from the Liverpool Palace ice rink, also known as Silver Blades on 19 March 1960

A bird’s eye view of the now-disused Liverpool Dock Road entrance to the Birkenhead tunnel, taken in 1960

Glamour showgirls Lynn Paton and Vera Williamson, of Southport at the beach. June 1960

Work in progress at the Tate and Lyle sugar refinery in Love Lane near the docks in Liverpool after haulage drivers returned to work. 8th April 1968.

Women at work at Tate and Lyle. They packed sugar from 6am til 2pm and then did the family wash at the corpy laundry, finishing at 5pm. Pictured on 10th January 1961.

A showpiece of the Birkenhead illuminations, a traffic island in Grange Road with hundreds of lights and animals. Wirral, Merseyside, 30th November 1961.

Christmas lights of shimmering stars hang over Lord Street near the corner of Whitechapel, Liverpool. 25th November 1962

Staff stock up new Woolworth’s Store, London Road, Liverpool, 14th November 1962.

A lunchtime audience at the Cavern. Club in Liverpool. December 1963

Policemen and women help to keep the teenagers back while queueing for tickets for the Beatles at Liverpool Empire Theatre

Women dancing at the Cavern Club, December 1963.


Sat, 24 Apr 2021 13:00:00 +0100

Klopp wrote in his programme notes that while owners FSG should take responsibility, the club's players, staff and fans should feel no shame


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Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits he struggled seeing the reputation of the club “trashed” in the wake of their abortive involvement in the now-failed Super League.

Owners Fenway Sports Group, led by John W Henry, were among the principal drivers of the project as part of the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’, and as a result have come in for huge criticism.

But Klopp, who has been outspoken on breakaway proposals for a couple of years, felt that should not have reflected as badly as it did on the historic institution that is the football club.

John W Henry’s message to Liverpool supporters.

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 21, 2021

“It is difficult for me in truth, because I have found some of the reaction around it difficult to take,” he wrote in his programme notes for Saturday’s home game against Newcastle.

“And by this I don’t mean those who were against it or the protests. This was a great victory for football supporters – I want to make this clear from the outset.

“I agreed with their opposition. I made this clear to our owners.

“The part I have struggled with is seeing this club, a place I love and am now proud to call my home, trashed – and done so in a manner which suggests no redemption is possible. That I can’t take.

“It was right to take apart the concept and it was fair to criticise it, along with those who came up with it and also how it was presented. All legitimate in my view.

“The anger and disappointment was justified but there were times when the distinction between ‘club’ and this decision (and yes, those responsible for it) were too quickly blurred into one.

A heartfelt column from Jürgen

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 23, 2021

“To do so is an insult to the supporters in my view. And the players.

“This was a mistake. A big mistake. And it’s right they (FSG) take responsibility for it. But it doesn’t mean ‘the club’ should feel ashamed.

“The hundreds of employees who work here on Merseyside, be it Anfield, the AXA Training Centre, the Academy, Chapel Street, the stores and the countless other venues have earned the right to feel proud for how they serve this organisation.

“During the pandemic some of the most important work done in the name of LFC to help our community has come from our employees.

“We have had a rough time for many reasons recently but this particular episode is over now and we must heal.”

Only a handful of Liverpool fans turned out to protest at FSG’s ownership of the club ahead of the match against Newcastle at Anfield.

Unlike the scenes at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night, where the opposition to Arsenal’s owners was far more vibrant, Merseyside Police estimated there were about 150 supporters on Anfield Road awaiting the arrival of the team coach.

Of that number only a few had banners – with slogans such as ‘£nough is £nough FSG Out’ and ‘Henry, You have blood on your hands’ – expressing opposition to FSG and principal owner John W Henry.

When the Liverpool team bus arrived it was greeted by warm applause.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, who began mobilising his own team-mates and also liaised with other Premier League skippers, felt it was important they made their voices heard.

“Being critical of my own employers isn’t something I do easily,” he wrote in his programme notes.

“You keep these sort of feelings ‘in-house’. Unfortunately with this it wasn’t possible or appropriate.

Pausing the @CybersmileHQ takeover of my social channels for this post because, as Liverpool players, it needs to be said.

— Jordan Henderson (@JHenderson) April 20, 2021

“It’s why we as players spoke with a collective voice on Tuesday night. This wasn’t an act of defiance – it was just being honest and our ownership respected that.

“People can disagree with me saying this but my opinion is that our owners have been good for Liverpool. My opinion is built on my own first-hand experiences, from the enormously privileged position of being a player and captain of this football club.

“What matters now, for the team and the club, is that our relationship with our supporters is strengthened on the other side of this. We must make sure we protect the close bond that’s been so critical in bringing the success we’ve enjoyed over the past few seasons. The bond between fans and players.”

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown advocated wide-ranging governance changes for the sport.

Speaking on BBC One’s Football Focus, he put forth a four-point plan including a formal fan’s representative operating at a national level, a new formula for distributing money down the pyramid, a betting levy on gambling firms and a review of club’s board structures.

“If people haven’t woken up before this week, they’ve woken up now,” he said.

“I don’t think some of these leaders in football can survive the next two years. I expect there to be quite big changes in football ownership the next few years and we should welcome that. I think people will say ‘enough is enough, this is the end of the road’.

“It’s time to do something to really settle the issue. Owners have to realise that greed is not what people will support in this game. They want to see fairness and to see money make it down to the lower leagues.”

David Dein, the influential former vice-chair of Arsenal and the Football Association, also appeared on the programme and suggested harsh punishments for the clubs involved could only be counter-productive.

“What is the appropriate punishment for conspiracy to rob a bank? The fact is they’ve admitted they got it wrong, they misjudged the temperature of the whole nation, so what happens now?” he said.

“Now the healing process must begin, dealing with the clubs. You don’t kick them out, you don’t want to hurt the fans. I’m not in favour of a points deduction or a relegation, which the Premier League or the FA could easily do. I don’t believe that’s right or fair.

“We need a few calm heads here, sitting down and deciding how to reengage them properly to make sure it never happens again. After all, that is our bread and butter and we have to move on because those clubs contribute an awful lot.”

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Liverpool 50 iconic photos of life in in the swinging sixties