Thinking About TenStreets: At Liverpool North Docks

No apologies, this is a big blog post about a big subject. The continuing revival, reuse, regeneration and renewal of a large area of North Liverpool, down by the docks. It’s also where Sarah and I have the idea of walking to Leeds along the canal. Having been involved in what’s going on down here […]

On my holidays: At the Pier Head

Well the Pier Head’s bigger than it used to be when we’d come here for days out like this in the 1960s (wonderful photograph of exactly how it felt by Joe Neary). Back then the Albert Dock was behind a big wall and went completely unnoticed by me until its renovation in the mid 1980s. […]

One Day in Liverpool

Knowing this was likely to be an interestingly varied Wednesday, I decided I’d photograph my way around Liverpool and record what happened and who I met,  on one day late in April in 2016. The previous day, after a 27 year wait, we’ve had the findings of the Hillsborough Inquests into the deaths of the […]

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 […]

Wandering About: Walton and Orrell Park

When I left the house for a Friday Walk on an actual Friday I had, as so often, no idea where I was going. But walking round the corner I had an idea. The weather was dreich, to use a lovely Scottish word. Cold, rainy, overcast and dull. Kind of like I was in a cloud. […]

In Leeds: Talking up the North

It will be a day of top quality glass rooves, and we’ll be back to that one later. At the same time as me, others from around the North are getting on trains too. As planned, I arrive in Leeds with plenty of time for a walk round town, as you’d expect. When I was […]