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 then our cameras accidentally find a piece of the future.
It’s Mitchell’s Bakery. Still open, still selling to the streets full of houses and people. In 2005, before so much changed.
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.
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.