24 memorable photos to take you back to 1960s Liverpool - Merseybeat, Paddy's Wigwam and Ford Anglias

It was the decade in which Merseybeat swept the world and put the Cavern Club on the map, the city continued to rebuild and evolve after being bombed in WWII and everybody knew someone who worked at Ford.

The 1960s were a revolutionary time, with Britain recovering from the war and people beginning to feel liberated - and Liverpool was at the centre of it all.

It was the decade of Merseybeat, with the formation of the Beatles changing music forever, and the Cavern Club being a must-visit venue - as well as Goodison Park playing host to the World Cup and Bill Shankly leading Liverpool to success.

The city saw major reconstruction after being blitzed in World War II and the iconic Paddy's Wigwam was brought to life. Wirral Grammar's very own Harold Wilson became Prime Minister and Cilla Black topped the charts, achieving her first (and second) UK Number One. Ken Dodd and Jimmy Tarbuck brought laughs to many and thousands watched horses in action at Aintree.

Below is a series of nostalgic images, which truly showcase Liverpool and Merseyside throughout the swinging sixties.

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