An oven at the heart of Anfield

In April 2005, when we knew Anfield was going to be changed radically and forever, we managed to get ourselves up on the roof of the Kop. To film it and photograph it for posterity. And because, well, one of us had always wanted to get on the roof of the Kop.

And we photographed places that are gone now. And, almost accidentally, one precious place that, due to a community’s imagination and determination, together with a sequence of miracles, re-opens for business from Saturday 26th October. Open every day except Sunday.

So, for now, this is Anfield, April 2005. We’ve gone into the Ground and been shown up to a ladder at the high back end of the Millennium Stand. And climbed the ladder with our cameras, up onto the roof.

And along to the corner.

And along to the corner.

To see what we can see.

To see what we can see.

The streets of Anfield.
The streets of Anfield.

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And the rooftops of Anfield.

And the rooftops of Anfield.

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Sarah filming.

Sarah filming.

And me, April 2005, 'Liverpool Football Contractor' the badge says. Closest I ever got to the first team.

And me, April 2005, ‘Liverpool Football Club Contractor’ the badge says. Closest I ever got to the first team.

The view one way.

The view one way.

The view the other way.

The view the other way.

Homebaked14And then our cameras accidentally find a piece of the future.

On the far left of this picture.

On the far left of this picture.

And the centre of this one.

And the centre of this one.

It’s Mitchell’s Bakery. Still open, still selling to the streets full of houses and people. In 2005, before so much changed.

It's Homebaked.

It’s Homebaked.

And now, in October 2013, it’s the oven at the heart of Anfield. The Community’s Bakery that the whole of Liverpool has taken to.

And now it’s open for business.  I was there when it opened, and brought back pictures of how it went.

See also Homebaked – Open for business

Back in 2005 we were working with our friends from Urbed, who’ve stuck in there to be part of creating Homebaked with so many others now. Well done all of you.

2 thoughts on “An oven at the heart of Anfield

  1. Ronnie Hughes Post author

    Thanks Beth. A lot of good has already come from what Homebaked have done so far.

    Now it’s open all the time I think it will be one of the focal points of Anfield.

    Reply

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