(259) Liverpool

Liverpool’s struggles, its decline as a seaport and manufacturing centre, followed by the mixed results of the Thatcher era is a generation past now.  This item from The Independent seems to indicate new difficulties already well on the way.

In the working class suburbs of Liverpool the battle with poverty is very real: Jerome Taylor meets the people faced with the fallout of the Government’s cuts every day

image: detail of map from Meyers Konversationslexikon (1885–90) via Wikimedia Commons.