Eldon Grove: Own a box in front of a piece of Liverpool history?

It’s been a while since I wrote about Eldon Grove on here, but I’ve been talking about it with a friend today who asked me how it was doing? People do, knowing how much I care about the place. Well anyway here’s how. It’s got site boards. As you can see it’s coming soon in […]

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. […]

In Liverpool: The South Docks

Exploring the Liverpool Docks, what remains and what’s been created from them, from Dingle to the centre of the city. Continuing this week’s Friday walk, then. Descending the Dockers’ Steps from the streets of the Dingle. A historic photograph this one. Normally coal was exported from Liverpool, but here coal is being unloaded from the […]

It’s Liverpool, in 1820

Last time we were here it was 1775, now, just 45 years later, Liverpool has changed dramatically. The population is now 118,000 and growing rapidly. By the middle of the century it will be 376,000 and the town will be calling itself a city. William Roscoe, the young poet just making his way in 1775 […]

Running free: Lost Liverpool

First in a new occasional series from Ronnie. Running, who’d have thought it? I love running. A simple enough sentence, you might think? But not one I’d have been able to write for most of my life. I couldn’t see the point. There they’d go. Trundle, trundle, round the outside of Sefton Park. And the […]