The pleasures of walking aimlessly

Leaving the house today with my walking boots on I don’t, as so often, know where I’m going. But walking down the road I decide I’ll get on the first bus that comes, get off it as soon as I see something interesting, and start meandering round from there. I’m in luck, the bus is […]

‘I was there’ – My time on the Docks, Part 1

A guest post from blog reader John Viggars today. A couple of 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 […]

Where do the children play?

The day begins with breakfast. Not at home, as it does usually, but out somewhere. Get me, modern as well as urban. I’d been supposed to meet a friend but as she isn’t well enough this morning to come out to play I decide to go out anyway. It’s going to be a long cold […]

In Liverpool: The South Docks

Exploring the Liverpool Docks, what remains and what’s been created from them, from Dingle to the centre of the city. Continuing this week’s Friday walk, then. Descending the Dockers’ Steps from the streets of the Dingle. A historic photograph this one. Normally coal was exported from Liverpool, but here coal is being unloaded from the […]