“Mersey Paradise”: Photographer Tom Wood Spent Decades Photographing The Pubs, Clubs And Bus Rides Of Liverpool – And The People Who Inhabited Them

Looking for Love (‘Anyone got any hairspray?’), 1983

Between 1982 and 1985, Tom Wood took photographs in the now-demolished Chelsea Reach nightclub in New Brighton. Shooting in the dark on busy nights, Wood evokes the noise and heat of the club through the bawdy, drunken and unselfconscious interactions of the customers. These photographs were only possible because Wood was accepted as a regular who was known to many of the clientele. Continue reading »

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. Continue reading »

Powerful Photos Of Awful Liverpool Housing By Nick Hedges 1969-71

From 1969 to 1971, photographer Nick Hedges took pictures of life in Liverpool. Nick was hired by housing charity Shelter to travel round England and Scotland documenting the lives of families living in slum and squalor. Continue reading »

A Liverpool-Based Artist Makes Beautiful Cutting Boards Out Of Wood & Resin, Inspired By The Varying Landscapes

Kate Chesters’ work is inspired by the varying landscapes that she has seen as she slowly travels the world. Many of her pieces are influenced by the dramatic scenery in Reykjavik, Iceland, and the swirling rapids of the Niagara Falls. She has original artwork, wall art prints, mini canvases, resin decorated artisan boards, placemats & coasters, and greeting cards available in her shop. Continue reading »

Vintage Cars Are Rotting In A Tunnel Of Liverpool

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These cars were found in a Liverpool tunnel that had been lying there for many years. It was a garage there before some part of it crushed and these cars got trapped there. Continue reading »

Little Giant Girl Marches through Liverpool

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Puppeteers operate the The Little Giant Girl, one of the giant Royal De Luxe street puppets taking part in Liverpool’s World War I centenary commemorations as she walks through the streets of Liverpool on July 25, 2014 in Liverpool, England. French street theatre company Royal de Luxe are putting on a show throughout the city as part of Liverpool’s World War I centenary commemorations from July 23-27. The giant puppet grandmother has slept in the hall for two days as part of “Memories of August 1914”. As the giants tour the city the Little Girl Giant and her dog Xolo will meet up with the giant Grandmother telling the story of life leading up to World War One. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Liverpool Santa Dash 2011: Festive Runners Set World Record

As many as 8000 runners dressed as Santa Claus took part in the annual five-kilometer Santa Dash in Liverpool, northern England, on Sunday. The Liverpool Santa Dash 2011 reportedly created a world record for having the maximum number of participants ever. A Santa Claus themed fun-run was also organized for various charities at Greenwich Park in London that saw thousands participating in the festive fervor.

Competitors dressed as Santa Claus take part in the annual five-kilometer Santa Dash in Liverpool, northern England, Dec. 4, 2011. (REUTERS/Phil Noble) Continue reading »