To Granby: On a Utopian Morning

This was a utopian morningPast the housing place I worked in all that time ago,Walking with my university friends,Strikers all.Across where the M62 didn’t arrive in LiverpoolYet blighted what it didn’t touch.Daffodils in the shiny winter rainLighting up the reciting of the ancient words of Shelter,Words like trouble and disaster.But this was not disaster, not […]

Eleanor’s House

Over the last couple of years I’ve been watching Eleanor’s House. Taking photographs occasionally as I’ve passed, on my way to Sarah’s allotment on Greenbank Lane or just out, walking in Liverpool. The house means a lot to me as it’s where my political and social inspiration, Eleanor Rathbone, used to live. But the house […]

Welcome to Bold Street

A few short weeks ago I wrote an imaginary blog post about a wished for day when public transport in our wider Liverpool works better than it does now and our city is no longer dominated by cars. While I’m still waiting for most of what I wrote about to come true, a small part […]

Playing With Fire: Lawrie Vause

I want to introduce Lawrie Vause here, an artist who lives in Liverpool 8 and who I met on Ducie Street in Granby a few weeks ago when I took the photographs that you see here of his work “Playing With Fire.” Lawrie’s now set off on a tour of nine English cities with his […]

Are We Approaching the End of Cash?

If we’re coming towards the end of cash, how are some of us going to be able to pay for things? A few times this past week I’ve given some people some money, like so many of us do. A few pound coins usually or, less usually, a note where I judge a note might […]

Rhubarb, rhubarb!

It began early this morning on Twitter, with a story from over the weekend by Ruth Ibegbuna, about a tussle she witnessed and then joined in with over discounted food, in a supermarket in Batley. And it included a particularly determined scrap over some Rhubarb Crumble, which led to this blog post, in the way […]