It’s Liverpool 1969: Growing Up In Granby

A while back something precious arrived in the post in Granby from Nick Hedges. A CD full of photographs he’d taken in 1969 and soon after of life in Granby and around Liverpool 8 in those years. He said we could make whatever use of them we thought best, so I’m going to use a […]

The Quiet Days

We’ll come back to this image in a bit and what it might imply, but first let’s get out walking. On my own today, Sarah’s back at her funeral celebrant work. I love the quiet days when Christmas has gone and today begins so sunny it would be just wrong not to take my camera out […]

Getting Ready: In Granby 4 Streets

It’s the August Street Market, yes August already, this Saturday. And in Granby we’re getting ready. Plus new ones, arriving all the time these days. A newcomer promised for this time is Bettylicious Cooks, promising Creole Soul Food. So for these and our other food suppliers sake, don’t have a very big breakfast before you […]

Street Market Garden

A good, warm Street Market in Granby today. Full of friends and conversations. So I didn’t take as many photographs as I usually would, too busy talking! Anyway, here they are – minus donkey rides, as they’d already finished for the day before I ambled round with my camera. Assemble were promoting some week long […]

Liverpool Urban Renaissance

A reflection on where we are – and how it all feels at the moment, particularly in Granby. A few weeks ago I wrote emotionally on here about the how tos and joys and frustrations of urban renaissance. Of being involved in bringing new life back to places long condemned to death by the vicissitudes of […]

Sunshiny Day in Granby

Early evening of the Saturday after the news about the Turner Prize broke things have calmed down in Granby. After a week of television cameras, radio microphones and general media attention. All welcomed by all of us but nevertheless a relief today to walk around the quiet weekend streets. A good conversation with Kenn Taylor for […]