Another fine day, though not as Spring-like as on yesterday’s Friday Walk with Sarah. but a good day for walking, which I did, from mid-day ’til about 6 o’clock. All around the south end and the centre of Liverpool.
There was a vague theme to the walk. I’m working on one or possibly two blog posts about Liverpool in the period of 1753 to 1831. Covering the life of William Roscoe, the great abolitionist (those are his dates) and the development of the city in those years. So today I was walking around in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, looking for what we still have from those times. I won’t show you all the pictures I gathered on this subject, just a few, saving most for the ‘real’ posts. And also, for some of the time I was just walking around enjoying myself early in the 21st century. So I’ll show you some pictures of that too.
Lark Lane’s been a good few years without a Post Office, usually a key factor in the decline of a street. So this will be very good for the area.
I’ve often driven past and thought ‘I must take a photograph of that, or one day I’ll come past here and it’ll have been demolished.’ Well. photograph now taken. And another half dozen much like it. Just to be on the safe side.
And then we go back, to the late 1700s.
Next, in and out of the back streets off Jamaica Street.
Now I’m looking for William Roscoe. Who was born in a house on Mount Pleasant, then on the edge of the city, in 1753.
Leading off Mount Pleasant is Roscoe Street. And at the far end of it The Roscoe Head. One of only seven pubs to have been in every edition of the Good Beer Guide since it started. And the cultural heart of Liverpool Housing Trust in the 1970s and 80s.
And turning round from my musings on degrees of separation between William Roscoe, LHT and me, I see this marvel.
Probably much like it glowed in those 200 years ago days of William Roscoe, in fact!