Ye Olden Days and Tymes Gone By were in full technicolor, as recorded here by Constable.
Table Mats, John Constable, 1776 - 1837
View of Heath St by Night, Atkinson Grimshaw, 1836 - 1893
By the 20s and certainly the 30s colour had gone from the UK. Northern towns in particular just happened in black and white. Or greyscale.
Liverpool skyline, old postcard
Ferry 'Cross the Mersey, Gerry & the Pacemakers, 1963
Cavern old and new
Arthur Dooley sculpture, Mathew StreetIt could well be that MerseyBeat had the same effect as the tornado did in the Wizard of Oz. Britain was transformed almost overnight from a grim industrial workshop into the Oz-like centre of the Swinging sixties.
Wallasey skyline from the Pier Head
Liverpool skyline from Mersey Ferry