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Nostalgic memories of Liverpool's local history

Share your own memories of Liverpool and read what others have said

For well over 10 years now, we've been inviting visitors to our web site to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was when the photographs in our archive were taken. From brief one-liners explaining a little bit more about the image depicted, to great, in-depth accounts of a childhood when things were rather different than today (and everything inbetween!). We've had many contributors recognising themselves or loved ones in our photographs. Why not add your memory today and become part of our Memories Community to help others in the future delve back into their past.

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Tips & Ideas

Not sure what to write? It's easy - just think of a place that brings back a memory for you and write about:

  • How the location features in your personal history?
  • The memories this place inspires for you?
  • Stories about the community, its history and people?
  • People who were particularly kind or influenced your time in the community.
  • Has it changed over the years?
  • How does it feel, seeing these places again, as they used to look?

This week's Places

Here are some of the places people are talking about in our Share Your Memories community this week:

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My mum grew up in Starfield Street, living, I think, above a laundry/wash house. Her surname was Cox and she had brothers, Tommy, Jimmy and Billy. I think the family lived there for 30 plus years until the middle 1960’s

My dad was born in Kensington and went to butler street school from late 40s to late 50s. His name is Kenneth jackson or just ken. He always talks of the happy days and all his friends. His mums name was Louise and his dad name was Tony. He had sisters, Margaret, Reeni and another sister though I can’t remember her name. I would love it if anyone remembers my dad as I’ve heard so much over the years about ...see more

Hello Audrey, I grew up in Starfield Street which was next to Berwick. We lived there from 1951 till ‘66 when I left home for university. I had 2 sisters, Diane and Christine. We all went to Butler Street school and went swimming in Boaler Street baths. Our family name was Houlton though my mum’s family had lived there previously. They were Pemberton. We used to play with Berwick Street children who lived ...see more

I used to live in Rolfe Street off back Molyneux Road. The houses there now have the Beatles names.Such good memories Pebbles..Capaldi..Kenny Cinema many more. my Mum used to work in a fruit shop called Hurst's. I have tried to find old pics of Rolfe Street but no luck..so sad. my ex Husband used to live in Thornes road OPP Kenny library. so many memories xx My name used to be Valerie MC Dowall

I was born in red rock street I have many lovely memories of my childhood there sadly my sister and I had to leave when our mother died we have never forgotten our time there and as we don't have anything from our time as a family there we do have the memories of family times there the corner shop was on the next block to us and the red rock pub was opposite to our house.we both attended white field road school

Happy memories! I was born in Liverpool, 1947, but my father moved us down to Plymouth in 1952, where I'm still living. Because of all my maternal relatives still living in Liverpool we'd make frequent visits and I have fond memories of the trams, the last one of which ran in September 1957, two years after this photo. If I had a choice between bus or tram when waiting at the bus stop on Utting Avenue, I chose the ...see more

I grew up in syren st , before mcanns had that that shop it was owned and run by the wariing familv (tom whose brother was a priest) and his mam and dad. I also went to st alexanders in st johns rd and I remember the hughes family in particular little anthoney who drowned in the canal. I was friends of Michael townsend who lived next door to the hughes on the landings, (carlton hill) and would love to locate him again. best wishes francis, (my confirmation name) joey parle

Looking for information on the W Hughes bottle merchant company l

I grew up in Tillard St. Kirkdale. I remember we always had to use the back door when we left the house as kids, so the neighbours would not see we had no lino in the hall. (probably no body else had any anyway) I was a paper boy for Joe Ballard who owned a shop in Tillard St., he paid us ten bob a week. I went to Lambeth Road school which was just at the end of the street, and have fond memories of my time ...see more

Hi does anyone know Jimmy Hawley   Jimmy. you was best man at my wedding and was in the army national service with Albert Clark I think you had a sister Beryl please contact me you know me as Babs would be so please to hear from you  Beryl Clark