Down by the North Docks: Liverpool

Some will call them Ten Streets but with me that hasn’t taken
That’s marketing talk from another place by people who can’t count
To me this is the North Docks, the gates where we came in
The generations before me who lived and dreamed round here.

Who worked the warehouses, queued at the gates and thought TB was normal
Would speak of lives in better days off out in Norris Green
And still and all I come and take these pictures on my phone
A hundred years later, like it’s mine and this is home.

A hundred years later, like it’s mine and this is home.

One Reply to “Down by the North Docks: Liverpool”

  1. We see your point. I think I’ve mentioned to you before Ronnie that my wife & I have an affinity with this area also. Particularly my wife, as her father & 11 siblings were born in Regent Street pre WW2. Of the surviving 3, one has told me how dark & grim it was down there back then. We await new life being breathed back into the area but until then we are happy with the way the North docks, Vauxhall & Bootle call us back to past homes.

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