Happy Days: Games in the 1960s

It’s been a while since me and my boyhood friend Barry Ward jointly penned one of our rambling stories of growing up in the 1960s. But some of those, particularly the ones about food and especially ice cream continue to be read every day and are some of the most popular ever featured on here. […]

The Giant Cranes: Episode 2

Another perfect spring day for Episode 2 of the Story of Reddy, Bluey and Yellowy. This time we’ll be going up on the roof of the hotel there for what we’re hoping will be some spectacular crane views. But first a recap of the story so far and a look round the corner to see […]

The Story of the Giant Cranes

Prior warning. This is not one of my ‘meaning of life’ posts and there will be no tortuous analogy at the end. It’s about cranes. Liverpool loves a good Giant. Two or more even better. And I was impressed when I first went into town to see them a few years ago. Second time round though, […]

When the racing cars came to Liverpool

You could hear them from the street where we lived. The high pitched whines as they braked, cornered and accelerated. The racing cars, practising at Aintree. Just three miles away across the fields. We so wanted to go. And good enough, our Dad took us. He’d been more of a bikes fan, going to TT […]