This is Anfield, November 2015

On a foggy night last night I walk through the streets of Anfield. On my way to somewhere familiar, but with everywhere looking unfamiliar with the fog anyway and also because some of my usual routes are closed off for now because of this.

This is Anfield, November 2015.

This is Anfield, November 2015.

This is the huge new stand being built at Liverpool FC’s ground. Six o’clock on a foggy Monday night and no sign yet of the works stopping for the day.This is Anfield - 2On a sunny day at the moment you can see this being built from across the river in New Brighton. Tonight I can’t see all of it from right in front of me as it reaches up into the black dark night sky.

Anfield Road.

From closed off Anfield Road.

I thread through the alleyway off Rockfield Road to Walton Breck Road.

Where its future is arriving.

Where its future is arriving.

From many people's pasts.

From many people’s pasts.

A new shape rising in the Anfield sky.

A new shape rising in the Anfield sky.

Where Tinsley Street used to be.

Where Tinsley Street used to be.

Building a better neighbourhood?

Building a better neighbourhood?

Holding nothing back?

Holding nothing back?

We could, and have, debated the pros and cons of all of this for years. But huge change is now here. This really is Anfield in November 2015 and where I’m going we’re all working on how some of this change works out for the people of Anfield.

I am of course coming here, to Homebaked.

I am of course coming here, to Homebaked.

Where we will work far into the evening.

Where we will work far into the evening.

As we so often do.

As we so often do.

On building some of the future of Anfield.

On building some of the future of Anfield.

We are the Homebaked Community Land Trust.

We are the Homebaked Community Land Trust.

And brick by brick we are building ourselves.

All of this year we’ve been working like this. And you can read much more about the details of what we’re for and what we’re doing elsewhere on this website and of course on Homebaked’s own site.

For now we’re deep in the design detail of what we’d like to build. Over the road from the great football ground, but by no means in its shadow.

Glad to have been celebrated though.

Glad to have been celebrated though.

In LFC's in house magazine.

In LFC’s own magazine.

Over here here we're baking and building the future.

Over here here we’re baking and building the future.

Because the future is all around us.

Because the future is all around us.

And it’s important that the people of this place are a big part of their own future.

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