Lost and Found

A story of a place lost and one about to be found again. Mourning somewhere gone, with photographs found years ago in the Liverpool Central Library, which opens its doors once again, this Friday. The Library closed for major regeneration works three years ago. And since then, its archive of historical photographs has had to be …

Who are you?

I don't mean the song by The Who, though it is a very good later days Who song. I really mean 'Who are you?' How would you describe yourself in as few words as possible? How might you be described after you'd died? I'd been thinking about this matter of self-definition for two reasons, one …

One picture

Today's post is a meditation on one picture. Sent to me by blog reader Stan Cotter. Here it is: The photograph was taken by Stan in, he thinks, 1959 or 1960 and it's: "On what we called the Revue Field in Sefton Park. In the background is Brompton Avenue, Croxteth Road and Ullet Road, all …

Walking with Greg: The Dockers’ Steps in Springtime

A further seasonal instalment in our 'Walking with Greg' series. A day off working, to walk around with a friend in the Springtime sunshine. Well, it was sunny some of the time. Sarah won't be coming out with us as she's running a Ceremony for someone later today. So we're soon off along Penny Lane …

So what?

Reflections on a year of blogging. Well then, a year ago this week we turned our mostly static website into a blog. And now, 190 posts later I'm here to ask the question, so what? What has been the effect of all this writing? Of posts covering the spectrum from sweets in the 1960s to …

Liverpool Beach

It's called 'Otterspool Promenade' but I've always thought of it as Liverpool Beach. A long, wide, open space by the banks of the Mersey where the people of Liverpool come out to play, on sunny days like today. Long time readers might have been here before. Otterspool is part of my regular 10k run. And …