Raising The Ralla

Liverpool’s Best New Ideas If you’re in Liverpool you’re likely to be hearing about and from The Ralla over these next few days, about some plans a would-be developer has for this green space in Kirkdale. Things are unclear at the moment but your interest, and then potential support will be more than valuable: “The […]

Scottie Press: A Liverpool Institution

Celebrating 47 years and counting of independent local news and opinions Yesterday morning I spent ¬†a couple of hugely enjoyable hours in the office of, arguably, Liverpool’s most opinionated newspaper, talking about? ‘The power of local news in communities and the role Scottie Press has in the regeneration of north Liverpool’ Well so the paper’s […]

Walking to Leeds 1: Vauxhall to Aintree

A series of walks, in an as yet unknown number of sections, where Sarah and I will walk to Leeds along the Leeds Liverpool Canal.   We began this walk last Sunday by walking through this magic doorway and then having the idea of walking all of the rest of the way to Leeds over […]

It’s 1957: Liverpool is 750 Years Old

This small book is a precious possession, found for me by my friend Daryl of the seriously great treasure house that is 69A in Renshaw Street, Liverpool. I’ll let the book explain itself.Well done you Corporation of Liverpool, the book is more than half good. Why so? Well it’s a book of two uneven halves. […]

Walking to Eldon Grove and Rotunda

Updated ¬†November 2016 The plans mentioned below for the restoration of Eldon Grove do now seem as if they will receive planning permission, despite the objections of many local people. The blocks of new flats around Eldon Grove that they are objecting to will still be built, though those to the front have now been […]

In North Liverpool: At Rotunda

When I told a friend I’d been to Rotunda he’d never heard of them. “What is it?” he said “What do they do?” I took a deep breath and said roughly this: “Basically they’re a community led place that’s there to improvise whatever help’s needed around whoever comes through their Kirkdale door. Alternative education for […]