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Fire in Fazakerley

woman holding dog with smoke from a huge fire in the background

© Liverpool Daily Post and Echo

"It looks like a disaster movie but it was a tyre yard on fire in Fazakerley. The flames and smoke ran out of control for a while and the inhabitants in the adjoining houses were all evacuated. This woman went back for her dog, worth more to her than any possession."

Stephen Shakeshaft

Reminiscence sessions

A number of reminiscence sessions were held during the exhibition in which people discussed the events, places and people captured in Stephen Shakeshaft's evocative photographs. Here is an example of the responses to this picture:

"The photo of the tyre yard on fire reminded me of a bush fire there was once in Sydney and me and my family went to stay with some friends out of harms way."
Wills from Sydney, Australia