I’ve been to the library

I’ve been to the library, that’s my big news for today and it’s more than enough to be getting on with. I’ve been to the library. Not to the big central one in town. That’s been back open for a while now but I’m still not going to town. No, this was to one of …

The kindness of public librarians

I’ve often written about public libraries but not for some time. I have been spending a lot of time in them though lately, as I’ve been writing a book. It’s a book on the 50 year history of Liverpool Housing Trust, one of theĀ ‘Cathy Come Home’ era housing associations and a place where I first …

In the neighbourhood: Shops of the year

A couple of weeks ago when a group of us sat around in the Everyman Bistro and high handedly handed out the ‘Liverpool Awards’ we were all a little surprised, but very delighted, when the accolade ‘Shop of the Year’ went to the group of three picture perfect traditional style shops on Allerton Road, near …