Daniel K Longman picture Daniel K. Longman is a social and family historian who has written numerous books exploring Merseyside’s history. His books specialise in the darker side of the past with many of his publications focusing on aged criminality and the macabre. More recently he has delved into Merseyside’s pictorial past and has produced several local publications in a photographic ‘then and now’ style.

Born in 1988, Dan was brought up in Birkenhead, Wirral and attended St Werburgh’s R.C Primary School and later St John Plessington High School in Bebington.

His interest in history was largely inspired by the popular Horrible Histories series created by children’s author Terry Deary, who he credits as a major inspiration.The Liverpool-based writer Tom Slemen also played a large part in shaping Dan’s writing style with the paranormal series Haunted Liverpool.

At the age of 16 Dan began writing freelance for the international publication Your Family Tree Magazine and submitted articles based on real-life incidents found during his own genealogical research. These included articles such as The Wigmaker’s Dung Heap, The Granny Hanging and several opinion pieces.

In 2012 Dan began writing the Liverpool Echo’s ‘Nostalgia’ column for its weekly supplements, ‘The Star’ and ‘The Merseymart’.

He has also appeared on several radio programmes on BBC Radio Merseyside and City Talk discussing his love of history and latest research.


Peter Goodbody – Liverpool Then and Now

Born in Liverpool in 1964 and apart from a brief spell in Manchester and London, Peter has lived in Liverpool ever since. He is passionate about the city, its people, its sights and its sounds, and that enthusiasm comes certainly come through in his photos.  

Peter is a member of the Fab Collective, a group of Liverpool photographers with a mission that thinks big and seeks to show Liverpool in a way that makes us think differently about our surroundings. www.fabcollective.com

Peter’s website can be found at www.p3dro.co.uk





Barney Finlayson - Wirral Then and Now

Barney Finlayson is a full time G.P based in Prescot. He has a genuine love for photography and has travelled the world to capture some truly impressive scenes. From golden dawns amongst the vast green landscapes of Scotland to stunning panoramic vistas amidst the bustling cityscapes of New York, Barney has managed to document a remarkable array of pictures in his own unique style.

His albums are up at



Tony Sherratt - Merseyside War Years Then and Now

Tony was born in Hull in 1956 but has lived in Merseyside from an early age. He has always held a strong interest in art and entered and won his first art competition at the tender age of ten. It was about that time that Tony acquired his first camera and a passion for photography. Tony achieved a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 1979 and is now a teacher. He enjoys travelling and pictorially documenting his journeys along the way.

Check out his wonderful online albums for some spectacular shots.





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