Living for the City: A tale of two markets

Saturday dawns. I put on my wet weather gear, get my camera and leave the house. I know where I’m going first, but after that, who knows? I’m living for the city, rejoicing in my place. And, as ever, I’m about to walk through its history and think about its future. Let’s go. I haven’t […]

The re-entry of vinyl into Bold Street

You can’t celebrate Liverpool’s Bold Street enough, in my opinion. I know I made a fuss of it at the Bold Street Festival last autumn, but really it’s a festival down here every day. Though Sains***y and T***o have opened outposts here in the last couple of years most of the street remains cheerfully chain […]

Great bus journeys of the world: the 62

Public service at its best. One bus that takes you to Wavertree, Old Swan, Tuebrook, West Derby, Norris Green, Croxteth, Fazakerley, Aintree, Walton, Bootle, Seaforth, Litherland, Waterloo and Crosby? That’ll be the 62 then, let’s go! Then along past West Derby and Croxteth Hall, where we went a few Saturdays ago. When I was little […]

Roaming Free: North Liverpool

Sarah’s work is very time dependent. Even though it’s about the end of people’s lives, when time stops for them, the saying goodbye is very timetabled. Seeing the grieving families, preparing the funeral words and eulogy with them, and then doing the service itself. Taking the time to do exactly what’s wanted and doing it […]