Long lost landmarks like the Overhead Railway can be seen in these iconic photographs

Liverpool has a long and rich history, a snapshot of which is captured in these fascinating photographs from the 1950s.

The poignant pictures offer us a glimpse of what life was like back then and show the spirit of the city and its resilience after the hardships of the Second World War.

In one photo kids can be seen playing in an abandoned bomb site, while in another they queue patiently to climb a slide at a playground in Toxteth.

Long lost landmarks like the old St John’s Market and the Overhead Railway will also bring memories flooding back for people, like it was only yesterday.

At the end of the decade people are pictured crowding into stores on Church Street at Christmas time, and inside the Mardi Gras on Mount Pleasant couples do the Twist on the dance floor.

Most of these photos were taken in Liverpool but some were taken in other parts of the region such as New Brighton.

Here we take a trip down memory lane to life in 1950s Merseyside.

If you recognise anyone in these photos be sure to let us know in the comments below.

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