Liverpool in the 80s


By the early 1980s, Liverpool had sinked into unprecedented depths. The economic recession that had hit the city (and the country) caused a level of unemployment never experienced before. Due to the permanent strikes, the quality of public utilities services also dropped sharply. The population of 860,000 that the city had in 1931 fell below 500.000 by 1991, reaching an all time low of 445.000 by 2001. Martin Parr’s photographs show the city at the height of the crisis.

GB. England. Birkenhead. Birkenhead Shopping Centre. A lady with her shopping. 1984.
GB. England. Liverpool. 1983.
GB. ENGLAND. Liverpool. 1983.
GB. ENGLAND. Liverpool. 1983.
GB. England. Merseyside. Birkenhead Docks. 1984.
GB. England. Liverpool. Childwall Valley Estate. Empty flats. 1983.
GB. England. Liverpool. 1983.
GB. England. Liverpool. Birkenhead Docks. 1983.
GB. England. Liverpool. A Kiosk. 1983
GB. England. Manchester. Rusholme, Great Western Street. The last Chinese laundry in Manchester closed three years ago in 1983. 1986
GB. England. Liverpool. 1984.
GB. England. Liverpool. Childwall Valley. 1984.
GB. ENGLAND. Liverpool. 1983.
GB. England. Birkenhead. Launch of H.M.S. Edinburgh. Cammell Laird. 1983
GB. England. New Brighton. 1983.
GB. England. Liverpool. 1983.
GB. England. Blackburn. 1983.
GB. England. Merseyside. Birkenhead Docks. 1984.
GB. England. Liverpool. 1984.
GB. England. Liverpool. Toxteth. 1984.
GB. England. Liverpool. 1984.
GB. England. Liverpool. Childwall Valley. 1984.
GB. England. Liverpool. 1984.

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