Early afternoon of a sunny September Saturday Sarah and I decide to go somewhere interesting for the afternoon. Obviously the Food and Drink Debacle in Sefton Park is out of the question, so we opt for somewhere nearby, free to enter and thereby non-exclusive.
And remember a room like this one, here in this house, was where I ran the first event ever called ‘a sense of place.’ That was back in late 1994. I was still working then for Liverpool Housing Trust and me and Leonie Lupton ran it for a group of tenants from nearby Croxteth and Norris Green. The beginning of me leaving my job and changing my life.
We know that in here is Liverpool’s precious Botanical Collection. What remains of Mr Roscoe’s Garden, Liverpool’s first botanical garden.
A real missed opportunity on a day when the park has so many visitors.