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Liverpool Blitz, Then & Now
This is the HMV shop window in Liverpool. It is on South John Street within the shopping and leisure complex at Liverpool One. The girls in the old photo below would today be walking past this window, albeit in mid air…
St John Street. Bombs fell here May 3/4 1941.
Photo used with kind permission of Liverpool Record Office, Liverpool Libraries.
This photo is taken from near to the viewpoint above. The actual viewpoint taken by the photographer 72 years ago was over to the left of my position. But here I could lean on the wall and get a nicer photo. HMV is on the right.
Identifying the spot; I wanted to get in the building which now houses Boodles (the white buiding) and the domed tower on top of the Royal Insurance Building. That view is now not possible to get after the redevelopment because Debenhams is in the way. You can see how the tower appears over the top of Boodles in the original (I have made this part of the original bigger and sharpened it up a bit) so the POV was to the left.