All in an L8 Day

Remembering Eleanor Rathbone & Jane Jacobs. One day in Liverpool 8, walking through what the people of the place have done and are doing. And remembering two great women, Eleanor Rathbone and Jane Jacobs.Eleanor Rathbone you’ll well know about if you’ve been around this blog a while. Liverpool’s greatest suffragette and politician. From our first female […]

One Day in Liverpool

Knowing this was likely to be an interestingly varied Wednesday, I decided I’d photograph my way around Liverpool and record what happened and who I met,  on one day late in April in 2016. The previous day, after a 27 year wait, we’ve had the findings of the Hillsborough Inquests into the deaths of the […]

Good-night, Sweet Prince

We had a meeting yesterday, Friday, the Granby ‘legal team’ of Tracey Gore and me, in her office at Steve Biko Housing. And did eventually get to talk about organising the sale of some of the Community Land Trust houses as we’d planned. But not at first and not for a while. While waiting for […]

Sky Blue Black Vinyl Day

The sort of perfect day when no self respecting camera should be left in its bag. Fully charged up we go out, to a feast of colour and record shops. But then all visits to Granby these last five years and more have been social visits. Where our conversations with each other have created the future. […]

Perfect

Some things are just perfect aren’t they? Not in a showy kind of way. But just perfectly done or perfect in their very nature.Let’s start with perfectly done. The latest 3 of our Community Land Trust Houses to be finished in Granby 4 Streets. It would be fair to say more than a few of […]

How to do Social Housing: Part Two

Continuing the true story of Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust on site The second of two detailed parts of my story about exactly how to do social housing. Or at least, exactly how we’re doing it in Granby 4 Streets. Next morning I’m up well before the dawn reflecting on what’s just happened and have […]