Liverpool In The 1980s: Photographer Dave Sinclair’s Stunning Images Show A City That Refused To Lie Down In The Face Of Adversity – Design You Trust

Liverpool In The 1980s: Photographer Dave Sinclair’s Stunning Images Show A City That Refused To Lie Down In The Face Of Adversity

Liverpool in the 1980s were a time of turmoil and upheaval. Unemployment and economic instability led to widespread disquiet which culminated in public shows of resistance such as the 1981 Toxteth Riots. Liverpool also elected its first Labour council in 1983, who promised to stand up for what they saw as unjust cuts under the Thatcher government.

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Demo in support of Liverpool Council in 1985.

However, the people of Liverpool were strong in the face of this upheaval, and glimpses of light can be found in dark times. As official photographer for Militant, Dave Sinclair’s stunning images show a city that refused to lie down in the face of adversity. Liverpool in the 1980s pays tribute to the constancy of the Liverpudlian spirit. From citywide protests to intimate portraits, this volume is a unique insight into the recent history of one of Britain’s most inspirational cities.

School students’ strike against Youth Training Scheme conscription, 1985.

Lad throwing rock into the Leeds–Liverpool Canal

Three girls in Ashfield Gardens, Vauxhall

Radcliff Estate

The Mersey Beat, Dingle

Two girls with buggies, Braddocks

Four lads, Vauxhall Road

Councillors meet the media

Tony Boothe, Pat Phoenix, Derek Hatton, Tony Benn MP and Terry Fields during Terry’s 1983 campaign to be elected to Broadgreen.

Anglican Cathedral and the Piggeries

School students’ strike against Youth Training Scheme conscription, 1985

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