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Recording the changing face of Liverpool

26 August 2009 by Sam

a man painting in a derelict area of housing

Frank Green. Copyright Stephen Shakeshaft

The upcoming exhibition ‘Liverpool people by Stephen Shakeshaft’, which opens at the National Conservation Centre on 18 September, is bound to bring back a lot of memories for people who have seen Liverpool evolve since the 1960s. However Stephen wasn’t the only person documenting the changing face of the city, as this photograph from his archive shows. This one of a selection of images that didn’t quite make it into the exhibition itself that Stephen has kindly agreed to share here on the blog instead. He recalls: Read more…

Fond memories of Frankie Vaughan

24 August 2009 by Sam

photo of a man in a terraced street

Frankie Vaughan. Copyright Liverpool Daily Post and Echo

Here’s another photograph that didn’t quite make it into the upcoming exhibition ‘Liverpool people by Stephen Shakeshaft’. Over the course of his career at the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo, Stephen met a huge number of celebrities. One that he remembers particularly fondly is the legendary Frankie Vaughan:


“Frankie Vaughan, also known as Mr Moonlight, was one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Sometimes entertainers or celebs disappoint when meeting them but Frankie was genuine and he loved Liverpool. In my teenage years I sat watching my mother swoon as he sang ‘Give Me The Moonlight’ on television’s Sunday Night at the London Palladium. Read more…

The voice of Celebrity Squares

18 August 2009 by Sam

man sitting at a micrphone with lots of bottles in front of him

Kenny Everett. Copyright Liverpool Daily Post and Echo

Here’s another one of Stephen Shakeshaft’s fantastic photos, this time of a well known face. This photograph hasn’t made it into his upcoming exhibition ‘Liverpool people by Stephen Shakeshaft‘, which opens at the National Conservation Centre on 18 September, but it made me smile so I thought I’d share it with you. Stephen took this picture early on during Kenny Everett’s career and remembers:


“Celebrity Squares was a popular quiz show hosted by Bob Monkhouse. The voiceover as the prizes for contestants came on was from the irrepressible Kenny Everett – who went on to be a great DJ and television star. I was amazed how many bottles of cola he got through during the show.” Read more…

Stephen Shakeshaft in prison

14 August 2009 by Sam

a nun standing by the balcony in a prison

Sister Marina, Walton Prison. Copyright Liverpool Daily Post and Echo.

There’s just over a month to go now until the exhibition ‘Liverpool people by Stephen Shakeshaft’ opens at the National Conservation Centre. The exhibition will be packed full photographs spanning Stephen’s career as photographer and picture editor at the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo.

There are lots of great photos that didn’t quite make it into the exhibition itself, like this one, which prompted Stephen to reminisce about the time he spent behind bars – just visiting to take photographs of course. Read more…

A perfect smile for Stephen Shakeshaft

28 July 2009 by Sam

footballer being lifted off ground in celebration

Celebrations after Liverpool won the European Cup Final in Rome, 1977. Copyright Liverpool Daily Post and Echo

A little while ago I mentioned that preparations were already under way for the next exhibition at the National Conservation Centre. Opening from 18 September 2009 to 24 January 2010; ‘Liverpool people by Stephen Shakeshaft’, will include photographs spanning the career of the picture editor at the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo.

It has been a tough process whittling down the huge selection of images available to a suitable number for the exhibition. Unfortunately there just isn’t space to fit everything in. So over the next few weeks I’m going to be featuring some of the photos that didn’t make it into the exhibition itself here on the blog. This one in particular made me smile. Here’s the story behind it in Stephen’s own words: Read more…

Tough decisions for Stephen Shakeshaft

23 March 2009 by Sam

Man looking at photographs on a table

Stephen Shakeshaft with just a few of his photographs

Today anyone passing through our Design offices might have thought they’d taken a wrong turn and ended up in the news room of the Echo, with picture editor Stephen Shakeshaft sifting though a selection of photographs to pick the perfect ones to illustrate a story.

We haven’t started our own newspaper up though – Stephen was working on the selection process for an exhibition of his photographs which will open in the National Conservation Centre in September. Read more…