Liverpool and Merseyside Then and Now


Rediscover the living history of the North West in Liverpool and Merseyside Then and Now – a fascinating comparison of people, places and events from bygone years with how the same locations look today. This wonderfully illustrated book is the first compilation of the informative and entertaining Then and Now features published every Sunday in Liverpool Echo.

Be among the first to receive a copy of our brand new book Liverpool and Merseyside Then and Now signed by the author, Malcolm Pheby, with FREE p&p. It will make a great Christmas present for yourself or a loved one.




Subjects range from schoolchildren tentatively trying on gas masks for the first time in 1938 to the Rolling Stones playing gigs in the region nearly half a century apart! Of course, the Beatles are there too!

Prominent Liverpool landmarks now vanished are also remembered – including the towering waterfront grain silo (nicknamed the Dockers’ cathedral) and the Garston gasometer.

There are many more superb pictures from the Echo archive as well as contemporary photographs by Nicola Mazzuia and Bridget Killoury.

It’s a slice of local nostalgia that everyone interested in Liverpool and Merseyside will want to own.


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