Walking with Municipal Dreams

From LFC to Eldon Grove, talking history, housing and the beauty of hills. I’m on my way to meet John Boughton, renowned blogger as ‘Municipal Dreams’ and his partner Michele Grant, to go walking. As usual in Anfield I get off the 27 bus at the top end of Oakfield Road. To see just how big …

Coming Home: Jayne Lawless

Stories of what didn’t eventually work out can be as much worth telling in the long run as things that did… Jayne Lawless was Artist in Residence at Coming Home and in our early days of developing the idea wrote this on her own blog and it was then republished here. Jayne Lawless. “What happened …

Introducing: Coming Home

Stories of what didn’t work can be as instructive in the long run as things that did. So I’m leaving this here, in case there may yet be more story to tell… A few times on here lately I’ve alluded to a new idea I’ve been working on, saying I’d be ‘telling you about it …

‘Without These Walls’

A film and a ghost mural telling the story of Granton Road, North Liverpool. “We kept hearing the word ‘units’ about us. When these were not ‘units’ – they were people’s homes!” Jayne Lawless – Granton Road artist and story teller. The telling of the truth begins. In two linked posts about one day, Friday 8th …

The House

Our house is being decorated at the moment and so there’s scaffolding up. Providing an unexpectedly good opportunity for an objective look at and reflect on the place I’ve lived in for longer than any other. As part of this reflecting I’m spending a good amount of time out on the scaffolding. Idly talking with …

Walking with Jayne

An interesting day of doing the things I love best. Walking round Liverpool and talking with interesting people. Some of the people today are travelling over from Leeds. But first there’s a walk to be done. My friend here Jayne is an artist from North Liverpool who’s recently moved into her new place just off …