LIVERPOOL HISTORY SOCIETY NOTICE BOARD

NOTICE TO MEMBERS

In the light of the most recent Government advice concerning the coronavirus pandemic, the Society’s Committee has reluctantly decided to postpone all talks and events until at least September.

Further up-dates will appear here in the months ahead as events unfold.

IMAGE OF THE WEEK

An image to prove that it doesn’t have to be all that old to be ‘historical’.

This photograph, less than 40 years old and taken in the wake of the Toxteth riots of 1981, is already ‘historic’. Gone are the three chimneys of the Clarence Dock power station, Riverside Station, the much-loved wooden landing stage, and the old Dukes Dock to the right of then derelict Albert Dock.

The photograph was taken from the deck of a Mersey Ferry. On board was “Minister for Merseyside”, Michael Heseltine, who was being shown the extent of the abandoned South Docks and the former landfill site south of Herculaneum Dock, Dingle, venue for the hugely successful International Garden Festival of 1984.

Celebrating his 87th birthday yesterday (21 March), Lord Heseltine arguably did more for Liverpool over the past half-century than any other politician, local or national.