Category: Then & Now

Fuel coupons queue 1973

Echoing current fuel shortages, our main image this week shows people queuing for petrol coupons at the Hanover Street post office in Liverpool in November 1973.

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Blackpool Tower 1893

This week we move a little way up the coast with a historic image of Blackpool Tower – a familiar landmark for thousands of Liverpool holidaymakers down the years.

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Diddymen Opera House 1973

Our main image this week shows a long queue of youngsters auditioning to be Ken Dodd’s Diddy Men winding round Manchester’s Opera House. The date is November 1973.

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