Liverpool Police 1958

Liverpool

The 1950s were a turning point in the history of Liverpool’s urban history

The 1950s were a turning point in the history of Liverpool’s urban fabric. In fact, it marked a point in time just before some of the most wide-ranging changes the city had ever seen. A new book by Robert F. Edwards casts light on this era through a selection of photos under the banner Liverpool in the 1950s.

The Second World War and the Blitzkrieg air raids of the early 1940s devastated the Liverpool landscape. Vast swathes of the town centre were flattened, buildings left standing were damaged beyond repair, and fires gutted what the bombs left behind. In the years following the War, Liverpool, like much of Europe, looked ahead to years of peace. There was a feeling that such a conflict must never happen again.

 

The use of the police motor scooter – 1958

A short clip showing how officers from Liverpool City Police used the motorscooter to assist with policing. This clip is part of a longer film made in 1958 – for more information visit http://admin.merseyside.police.uk/697…

Liverpool City Police dog section – 1958

A short clip taken from a film entitled ‘Service’ made by Liverpool City Police in 1958.

Liverpool City Police traffic department – 1958

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Investigating a burglary in 1958 – Liverpool City Police

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Liverpool City Police mounted section 1958

A short clip taken from a film entitled ‘Service’ which was produced by Liverpool City Police in 1958.

A short clip showing how the moral welfare department of Liverpool City Police supported women in 1958.

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