I am researching for a book i may write about Liverpool in the 1970s/early 80s, and i was wondering if anybody could help me. I would like to know if anybody has any accounts of:
-being moved away to make room for blocks of flats
-people losing their jobs at the docks, and also what type of jobs were done by a school leaver
-the Toxteth riots
-the city becoming metropolitan
-what leisure activities a 15/16year old would do
-how unemployment effected families
-how young mothers were looked upon.
If anybody can help me with ANY of these things, however great or small, i will be eternally grateful. I am a new, young author and this is my first stab at writing something that is not about the second world war. I want the book to show real life in the 1970s especially from the point of view of teenagers. think Blood Brothers and you're almost there. Thank you very much for your time, I look forward to hearing your replies!