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 Street Market: Some Good News

We need less than we thought, but it’s still more than we’ve got. So the Street Market still needs help. We have some good news to share. We need less money than we thought to get us back on our feet after the fire a couple of weeks ago. We’ve been able to salvage quite …

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 …

Granby: The Winter Garden Opens

This was well done by all. On the first day of spring, under a perfect blue sky that we could all see through the glass roof, the Granby Winter Garden was opened. Then later on, much later, under a full spring moon, the Granby Winter Garden was still open. It was that magical sort of …