How did the Liverpool City Region celebrate the end of war in Europe? Street parties were a common sight and over in Hoylake, a swimming gala (filmed by John Burdekin) saw young recruits celebrate in the pool. In addition to these celebratory images, please be aware that there are also images of the conflict during WWII and its effect on the city.

Special permission has been granted to share these images of Liverpool and its residents during this time.

Film courtesy of the North West Film Archives.

Images used by permission of the Liverpool Central Library Archives.

Images used by permission of the Dean and Chapter Liverpool Cathedral.

Images courtesy of MFRS Heritage Centre Collection.