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September 10, 2022

55 Amazing Black and White Photos Capture Street Scenes of Liverpool in the 1980s

Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough in Merseyside, England. It is the tenth largest English district by population and its metropolitan area is the fifth largest in the United Kingdom.

In the 19th century, Liverpool was a major port of departure for English and Irish emigrants to North America. It was also home to both the Cunard and White Star Lines, and was the port of registry of the ocean liners RMS Titanic, RMS Lusitania, RMS Queen Mary and RMS Olympic.

In 2019, Liverpool was the fifth most visited UK city. It is noted for its culture, architecture and transport links. The city is closely associated with the arts, especially music; the popularity of the Beatles, widely regarded as the most influential band of all time, led to it becoming a tourist destination.

Natives of Liverpool, and some longtime residents, are formally referred to as Liverpudlians but are often called Scousers in reference to Scouse, a local stew made popular by sailors in the city, which is also the most common name for the local accent and dialect.

These amazing black and white photos were taken by David Sinclair that show what Liverpool looked like in the 1980s.

Athol St

Back of Great Homer St

Berni Inn, Pier Head

Birds Eye, Kirkby

Birkenhead Kwik Save and Iceland


Boys on Grifters, Vauxhall

Boys on rubble

Boys with loaves

Braddocks swing

Car boot sale

Chucking rock in Leeds Liverpool Canal

Church Rd, Walton

Claudia St

Coal collector, Formby

Cortina and Capri on Love Lane


Demolished flats, Vauxhall

Dingle footy

Dingle gas, Grafton Street

Everton Brow

Everton council flats

Everton park

Five Vauxhall kids

Fontenoy Gardens

Four boys on Beetle, Vauxhall Rd area

Granby St

Gypsy kids on the Dock Road

Kid in Belmont Rd flea market

Leeds Liverpool Canal

Lightbody St

Liverpool Town Centre

Mk3 Cortina outside the Merseybeat, Dingle

Mobi in Kirkby

Mobile shop, Croxteth

Nine Dingle lads

Old cars off Scotty

People's Festival

Piggeries shortly before demolition


Queens Arms, Old Swan

Radcliffe estate

Radio 1 at Pier Head

Sefton Park pirate ship

Shipbreaking at Garston

Six boys on rubble

St Anthony's on Scotty Rd

St Georges, Everton

St Oswalds, Old Swan

The Flying Picket

Trinity Vaults on the corner of Athol St and Latimer St

Two boys at Bronte

Two kids smiling

Vauxhall Rd


(Photo ©. David Sinclair)


  1. It was dump during the 60s, the 80s, and still is a dump.

    1. Like most places during those years. Today is a different story.




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