Liverpool 1971

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ack in the 1960s people lived around Liverpool’s inner-city in old, decaying council houses which were in desperate need of repair. Although the buildings were dilapidated – many only had outside toilets, no bathrooms and no hot running water – the people who lived in them had a real sense of community spirit. They all looked out for each other and spent their days with each other as friends. If you took on one of these people, you took on the whole street such was the feelings of togetherness evoked by living their lives together through thick and thin. Then as the late 1960s and 1970s dawned, the council decided it was time to clear people out of these old houses and move them into new, modern housing for their own good. However, things didn’t go as planned.