Vivian with her daughter in front of the photograph of her (right)
Vivian Walcott was recently very surprised to see herself as a 10 year old in the L8 Unseen
exhibition at the Museum of Liverpool
- especially as she doesn’t remember the event or the photograph being taken!
The picture, of a street party for the L8 Mandela Freedom Festival in 1988, shows Vivian with her friend, Tito Cooper.
She lived in Magdela Street at the time – where her mum, a well-known member of the community still lives, and fondly remembers the tight knit L8 community growing up.
She is pictured here with her daughter, a local kick boxing champion, who Vivian says was amazed to see a picture of her mum in the exhibition - which they both thought was brilliant.
There are lots of other images of Liverpool 8 on display – come and see if you can spot yourself.
Vivian and Tito at the L8 Mandela Freedom Festival, 1988. Courtesy of International Slavery Museum
You can also share your own stories and images,
which could become a part of the exhibition through L8 Create
, an area of the exhibition where we are featuring your photos and memories of the Liverpool 8 area.
There are lots of ways that you could get involved - find out more on the L8 Create
page on the website.