Raising The Ralla

Introducing: New Ideas It’s called all sorts of things on maps and in official documents and council papers. But everyone for miles around the actual place calls it ‘The Ralla.’ The expanse of land over that long railway wall where Commercial, Stanley and Melrose Roads meet in Kirkdale. An expanse of nature. There are railways […]

Walking Into Stanley Park

This is my baby park, the place that first defined the word ‘park’ for me. I was born across the road in Diana Street, on the Walton side of the park and I’m often here still. Walking round, reading, meeting people and just being. The park’s in good shape, much used and loved these days […]

Walking Home: A meditation

In a troubled world the freedom to walk home & know it will be there is not to be taken lightly. It will soon be Christmas Day and many people are thinking of home. Walking home, sailing home, even flying home. Getting home come what may. So I’d already decided that for my Sunday walk […]