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Speke Airport, Liverpool, Merseyside. In 2001

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Speke Airport, Liverpool, Merseyside. In 2001

Speke Airport, Liverpool, Merseyside.
In 2001, Speke Airport was re-named John Lennon Airport, after the musician and Beatle.
Speke Airport features an Art Deco control tower that was finished 10th June 1937. It is seen in the right hand side of this picture.
Picture taken circa 1st January 1979

Liverpool Echo
Mirrorpix
Liverpool
Merseyside
England
B/W Print

Media ID 21837278

© Mirrorpix

1979 Art Deco British Midland Control Tower Merseyside Runway Winter Tread Tyre Tracks


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This print takes us back to the 1970s, specifically around January 1st, 1979. The image showcases Speke Airport in Liverpool, Merseyside, during a snowy winter day. The airport's iconic Art Deco control tower stands tall on the right side of the picture, its elegant design adding a touch of timeless beauty to the scene. Speke Airport holds historical significance as it was renamed John Lennon Airport in 2001, paying tribute to the legendary musician and Beatle. However, this snapshot captures a moment before that renaming took place. The snow-covered runway tells a story of chilly weather conditions and perhaps disrupted travel plans for passengers. The tire tracks imprinted on the ground reveal that some brave souls dared to tread through the wintry terrain despite potential challenges. As we delve into this photograph from Memory Lane Prints, we are transported back in time to an era when air travel was still evolving and Speke Airport played a vital role in connecting people across distances. It serves as a reminder of how far we have come in terms of transportation technology while also evoking nostalgia for simpler times when airports were not yet bustling commercial hubs but rather gateways to adventure and new horizons.

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