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A new website which showcases iconic historical photographs from Sefton’s past is set to be launched.

The project, called Sefton Looking Back, has been set up by Sefton Council’s Library Service using old archive photographs dating from 1850 to present day.

More than a thousand images are currently on the site with historic images of Bootle, Crosby, Formby, Maghull and Southport all available to view with more regularly added.

Visitors to the site can use a simple search engine to try and find what they are looking for and there is also the capacity to purchase any images in different sizes.

Cllr Trish Hardy, Cabinet Member Communities and Housing, said: “Enjoying Sefton’s rich cultural heritage has just got easier, as ‘Sefton looking back’ offers the public online access to a wealth of photographs from the library archive.

“It is really easy to access all the images through a search engine and over time the library will be expanded to include more historical artefacts.

“The images offer a real historical insight to our great borough and how it has changed over centuries.

“Visitors to the site also have the opportunity to buy any images they spot to keep forever.”

The site, www.sefton-digital-archive.org, will be officially launched on June 25.

For more information on the project call 0151 257 6401/934 5773 or email information.services@sefton.gov.uk

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