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      October 15, 2019

      Tuesday   6:30 PM - 12:00 AM

      12 College Lane
      Liverpool, Merseyside L1 3DL

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      Simon Hughes - Liverpool in the 80s

      Join us on Tuesday 15th October at 6:30pmfor an evening with Simon Hughes, author of There She Goes: Liverpool, A City on its Own: The Long Decade: 1979 - 1993, in-conversation with Peter Hooton.Liverpool was once one of the greatest cities in the British empire but it no longer feels like it is in England, if it ever did. It had retreated as a significant port after the Second World War and by 1979, it was already on the brink. What it needed was support but instead, a Conservative Party with aggressive new ideas allowed it to slide. Thirty-years after the Toxteth Riots, classified government papers revealed that the prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, was urged to abandon the city and embark on a programme of managed decline. Why did Liverpools fortunes change so dramatically? Why did it fight back when other cities did not? This is the untold story of what it was like for Liverpools people and how the period defines who they are.About the authorSimon Hughes is a journalist and author. He covers Merseyside football in the Independent. His titles include Red Machine, winner of the Antonio Ghirelli Prize for Italian Soccer Foreign Book of the Year 2014. His has also written Secret Diary of a Liverpool Scout, Men in White Suits and Ring of Fire.

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