Audio slideshow: Snapshots of the past

The stories of love, celebration and sadness found in every family's dusty photo album can help paint historical pictures in the wider communities where they took place.

In Liverpool, a new website - filled with snapshots from the past - hopes to become the central hub for the city's social history. Take a look at some of the images that help tell People's Stories - Liverpool Lives.

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Music by The Beatles, The Searchers, Gerry and the Pacemakers - and Franz Liszt, Consolation No 3 in D Flat Major, performed by Helen Krizos.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley and Stephanie Power. Publication date Tuesday 9 November 2010.

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