Because of The Street Market

Just before the successful completion of the Crowdfunder to replace all that was lost in the fire a month earlier, some personal reflections on the importance of Granby Street Market. Without the Street Market nothing else that’s been achieved in Granby over these last few years would have happened. It’s been that important. I first […]

Granby: The Street Market needs your help

I’m writing this one as a member of Granby 4 Street Community Land Trust, because Granby could seriously do with your help. Please donate now Late last week a fire destroyed nearly all of our market equipment. So now we need to replace all of our colourful gazebos, tables, chairs and even our sound equipment […]

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 […]

Farewell Eleanor

A post mainly of interest to anyone who’s ever been one of the humans connected to the Eleanor Rathbone Building at the University of Liverpool over the past fifty years or so. Probably quite a lot of us then? Also, a suggestion for what the new building most of us are moving into might be […]

Talking Granby 4 Streets

I was just about to do something which I’ve done occasionally for several years now, which is send a friend a link to this film, when I realised I’d never actually posted the film on this blog. So here it is, ‘Talking Granby 4 Streets.’ An essential part of telling the story of Granby that […]

Granby 4 Streets: We Are The Future

Sitting here looking at the photographs I’ve taken of Granby Street Market today, colour intensified like my memories, I’m struck by how ordinary this can all seem now it happens every month. But also how it’s definitely not ordinary at all. Every month now, more or less, I come here for the social life. Not […]