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Echos of the past onE year ago...

HUNDREDS of people, including protestors, turned up at a public meeting to discuss Everton FC's plans to build on Walton Hall Park. Kirkby-born Boardwalk Empire star Stephen Graham said he hoped his fame would inspire young actors in the city to follow their dream. Gogglebox stars Leon and June Bernicoff attracted a queue of fans at Waterstones in Liverpool One where they signed copies of the official book from the Channel 4 series.

FIVE years ago...

BLUES boss David Moyes feared he could lose Tim Cahill for up to five games in January 2011 if his key player was called up to play for Australia in the Asia Cup.

Liverpool prepared to welcome Blackpool to Anfield in a bid to end their stuttering start to the season. A serial burglar broke in to a church in Vauxhall while the parish priest lay in a coffin by the altar, a court heard before the thief involved was sentenced to five-and-a-half years.

25 years ago...

WIVES of the Merseyside workers trapped in Iraq by the Gulf crisis were invited by Iraqi leaders to visit their husbands in Baghdad. Mersey super cyclist Andy Wilkinson was celebrating after riding the length of Britain in almost two days and breaking the record by 57 seconds. Everton's Ian Snodin was recuperating in London after his hamstring operation but was in 'good spirits' and planned to be up and running 'within three weeks'.

50 years ago...

THE Swinging Blue Jeans were on the front page of the ECHO, waving Liverpool Airport goodbye as they prepared to depart on a 16-day tour of Sweden, Finland and Denmark. Cockney singing star Joe Brown was expected to be a guest at his in-law's golden wedding anniversary celebrations in their home in Walton. A New Brighton youth was detained for three months after he was found with 1,800 pep pills in a parcel.

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Oct 2, 2015
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