Another person to contact me and offer to share photographs, was Colin Tittle, he has been kind enough to send me a selection of his 1980s Liverpool photographs. The changes that have taken place in the city centre over the years since the 1980s have been to say the least dramatic.
Colin has managed to capture for us a record of the area around Garston, the Pier Head and the city during that period, I am grateful for the opportunity to share these with the visitors to 'Liverpool Picturebook'.
I hope you enjoy looking at them.
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Lets start with three photographs of Garston Docks, the first of which I find really atmospheric.
|The Airport terminal control tower at Speke|
The next set of photographs are all 80s shots taken at the Pier Head
three Graces, the Port of Liverpool Building, the Cunard Building |
and of course the Royal Liver Building
The Pier Head was for many years a place for older folk to meet for a chat and a chance to put the world to rights, I remember my aunty taking regular trips down there were she would meet up with friends and after a few hours watching the ferry boats an the ships and discussing matters of local importance, they would all get on their respective buses and go home.
Liverpools Albert Dock designed by Jesse Hartley was one of the best resoration projects ever carried out by the city. The conversion of these former dock warehouses into commercial and residential properties herealded a new dawn for the area which now has marinas, hotels and more residential properties as well as the now world famous Echo Arena. These 1980s photographs by Colin show just what a major transformation that was.
|The once silted up and forgotten Salthouse Dock|
|Looking towards Chavasse Park and the old Pumphouse with its chimney, a building later to be converted into the Pumphouse Pub.|
|Another similar view|
Below are three more views of the Pier head
|This was taken from the roof of the old bus station |
and shows a ferry coming into berth
|The seating areas in the enclosed spaces on the roof|
|Remember the old diagonal bus bays ?|
|Another area changed now beyond all recognition, this was the former Belfast Car Ferry terminal building with the old Riverside station building just in view on the left.|
|On the river side of the Riverside station the old wooden Princes landing stage was removed and in this photograph Colin has captured the soon to be demolished Dock Sheds.|
|A common site at the Pier Head were the Isle of Mann ferry boats |
with their distinctive 3 legs logo
|The Merseyside Police Headquartes building facing the Albert Dock|
And finaly, two city centre photographs, the first shows Beatle City at the bottom of Seel Street and the second is, a new building nearing completion in Temple Street off Victoria Street