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Share your Littlewoods memories

The iconic Littlewoods building was gutted by fire Photo: ITV Granada

A call has gone out for people to share their memories of the Littlewoods Pools Building in Liverpool as part of a heritage project.

The landmark, which was hit by fire last year, is being transformed into a TV and film hub in a scheme costing fifty million pounds.

Liverpool John Moore's University is leading the project along with Metal, in collaboration with CAPITAL&CENTRIC.

The project will document the building's rich and fascinating social history telling the story of working life in the 20th century. It was built in 1938, and was home to the Littlewoods Pools for sixty years.

Over thirty thousand employees worked for the family-run business at its peak, owners John and Cecil Moores had a reputation for caring for their workforce, ensuring that they were paid the highest wage in Liverpool and organising mass employee outings to seaside resorts.

Organisers of the project say that despite a fire that devastated part of the building last year, the plans for the development of the Edge Lane site alongside the restored art deco building are on track to go ahead with work expected to start on site by the end of the year.