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25/05/2018

The long and winding road: An introduction to Liverpool Waters

Words: Simon Wicks
Liverpool Docks in 1920

Liverpool Waters is one of the biggest regeneration schemes in the UK. It's also in the middle of a World Heritage Site. Simon Wicks follows the long and winding road towards a revival of Liverpool's dockside – and the city itself

On May 27 1981, Liverpool Football Club beat Real Madrid 1-0 to lift the European Cup for the third time. Five weeks later, on 4 July, an eight-day riot blew up in Toxteth, south-east of the city centre.

In 1981 Liverpool was, in the words of several people I interviewed for this series of articles, a city “on its knees”. Its fortunes were the very inverse of its football team.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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