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 […]

Thinking About TenStreets: At Liverpool North Docks

No apologies, this is a big blog post about a big subject. The continuing revival, reuse, regeneration and renewal of a large area of North Liverpool, down by the docks. It’s also where Sarah and I have the idea of walking to Leeds along the canal. Having been involved in what’s going on down here […]

In Liverpool: The North Docks

Walking through the places that don’t get valued so much. The places where the working classes live and work, including all of the docks to be included in ‘Liverpool Waters’. A gloriously sunny November day for a Friday Walk through the past and into the future.

One Beautiful Day: North Liverpool

One of a pair of blog posts about things I was involved in on Friday 8th April 2016. One beautiful day in North Liverpool. Out to the North Docks early morning Friday, to the event I’ve been organising the past couple of weeks with the help of all my Beautiful Ideas friends who I’ve been […]

LaunchPad North Liverpool: Ideas Wanted

On Thursday and Friday this week I’ll be helping out at two events aimed at being the LaunchPad for new and enterprising ideas for North Liverpool.Me and North Liverpool go back a long way. In fact I was born here. So I’m more than mildly pleased to be doing some work this week that will […]

‘I was there’ – My time on the Docks, Part 2

The second guest post from blog reader John Viggars today. A few weeks ago when photographer Tricia Porter graciously let me publish her 1970s ‘South Docks’ collection on here, one of the first comments on Twitter came from regular blog reader John Viggars who immediately said that most magical of all historical story phrases ‘I was there.’ He […]