How Has Liverpool Changed And Adapted Over The Years?
Liverpool is a city in northern England. With a variety of different cultures, from locals to the Students across Merseyside.
In 2019, Liverpool was voted the 6th Friendliest city across the UK and is well known for being an instrumental figure in England’s port sector.
One of Liverpool’s biggest areas is the Royal Albert Dock, which was created as a port in 1846 for ships to transport goods in and out of Liverpool. This was the great port for the British Empire.
The city had a massive blow though when the port closed in 1982. The manufacturing sector in Liverpool shrunk by 50% and 80,000 jobs were lost in the process. This in turn led to poverty across Liverpool, resulting in people to see Liverpool as run down and the economic sector took a big hit because of this.
However, Liverpool has made advancements since the 1980’s, shown by the European capitol of culture award in 2008. The area has been improving their public sector, by having excellent public service routes such as a train station and buses. One of these is the John Lennon Airport in 2017, which made 15,000 jobs for the people of Speke. The Royal Albert dock is now a key component for Liverpool’s successful tourist industry. The port now includes museums, shops, and restaurants as well.
One of the more popular attractions is the Beatles Story, which is an exhibition based on the lives of the Beatles. It has wax figures, authentic memorabilia, audio guides and it is an award-winning attraction.
Another attraction is the Tate Liverpool art gallery. This is free to access if you join the Tate collective. It is currently closed due to the recent pandemic, but you can book online tickets for when it re opens. You can also view their entire collection online as well.
Tate Liverpool offers facilities to cater for dyslexic, blind/impaired and deaf visitors too, making it a must see for people who are into their artistic side, and the public.
Liverpool’s community on the other hand is summed up perfectly by rallying for justice of the Hillsborough disaster in 1989. At the time, the fans were largely blamed for this disaster, and even labelled as “thugs” by a sun article in 1989.
However, Everton and Liverpool fans rallied together for the justice of the fans that suffered for decades from that disaster, as it was proven to be local police at fault. Considering how Everton and Liverpool is one of the biggest derbies in English football, it further shows how no matter what the issue involves, the community will strive together to remove any wrong doings.
Liverpool is a friendly, bustling city, and one that has a brilliant but very diverse community too. Liverpool is pathing a path for a brighter future and leaving its negative past behind, making it great to place to not just visit, but also to live as well.