South Docks Liverpool, 1975

Liverpool’s South Docks were developed through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. By the 1970s they had fallen into disuse, with only a few warehouses being used for various businesses. They were a ghost of their bustling past and there was an eerie emptiness about them. In the 1980s the docks, starting with the Albert Dock, were redeveloped and are now one of Merseyside’s top tourist attractions, with shops, museums, bars, restaurants, offices and apartments. They also boast a large marina with berths for 350 yachts. Water sports including canoeing, water-skiing and scuba diving are a popular activity.

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