These Stunning Photographs Show How Liverpool Has Changed Through History
With photos from the 1860s onwards, Liverpool Then And Now is a gorgeous celebration of the city.
“Buildings now demolished - Street Party for Liverpool Football Club FA Cup Final, Venice Street, Anfield”, 1974 and 2013.
Keith Jones, born and raised in Liverpool, has been taking beautiful photos of Liverpool that show how the city has changed over the last century.
Photo Slider: St John's Gardens: 1934 and 2014
Keith told BuzzFeed: "I realise that every city in the world has its own unique history, but I find my own city particularly interesting to photograph. During the photographic era 1840-2014 the city has had many ups and downs, with economic and population booms, along with very tough times indeed too."
Photo Slider: M&S on Lime Street 1900s-2014
He began taking Then and Now photos in 2011 after he found a handful of old postcards of the city in a junk shop, and was inspired to go to see how much these locations had changed.
Photo Slider: Ranelagh Street, 1911 and 2014
Liverpool inspires him because it "has been one of the grandest cities in the British Empire, with 40% of world trade passing through the port during the early 19th Century, and it has more listed (protected, and of particular interest or beauty) buildings and public sculptures than any other city in the UK outside of London."
William Brown Street, 1900s in 2013.
"The city has a great heritage in sport and the arts too and I particularly enjoy trying to merge the worlds of, say, The Beatles at the Cavern Club or fans at my team Liverpool Football Club etc with the modern day scenes in one image"
The Kop, Liverpool Football Club: late 1970s in 2014
Photo Slider: Linacre Road, 1890s and 2014
Photo Slider: Pier Head, 1915 and 2014
Photo Slider: Felixstowe Promenade, 1890s- 2014
What Keith hopes to do is show anyone who is interested in the city of Liverpool elements of its varied history, but in a modern recognisable context - to try to show how things were in the past against the backdrop of how things are in the 21st Century.
Photo Slider: Mann Island, 1930s and 2014
Photo Slider: Cases Street, 1974 and 2014
Photo Slider: Water Street, 1927 and 2014
Keith adds: "In my opinion, things have sometimes changed for the better and sometimes for the worse over the decades. It wasn't 'always' better or 'always' worse in the past, and my hope is that the photos, in a very snapshot way, illustrate both sides of the city's history."