The story of A Sense of Place 4: Collaging the future

Continuing the story of us. It’s Spring 1997 and we’ve just got married. And to be honest the local work around Liverpool and Manchester is not forming an orderly queue. We’re still running our ‘Transform your life’ personal programme, but really want to reach greater numbers of people by working with more organisations than we […]

Granby 4 Streets, the May Market

Glorious sunshine for a street market day. Ronnie walks us round. Today was perfect for a street market. And from early morning Cairns Street in Granby, Liverpool 8 got itself ready for a perfect day. Gazebos set up, stalls filled, music turned on. and soon the people started to arrive, knowing it’s the last Saturday […]

Granby 4 Streets, the market’s back

Update: The post below is from 2012. For this year, 2013, the Granby 4 Streets Market will be on the FIRST Saturday of each month from now to September. Saturdays 6th April, 4th May, 1st June, 6th July, 3rd August, 7th September. Saturday, 28th April 2012, Ronnie was in Granby. He explains why. As you […]

The story of A Sense of Place 1: The idea

Beginning the story of the business Sarah Horton and I ran together from 1995, which later became the title of this blog. It’s 1993 and Sarah and I have recently started living together in Liverpool. Each day she drives off to her job in Manchester, while I just go a couple of miles down the […]

Working with Granby residents

From 2011, long before redevelopment. Remembering how the work with Granby residents began. During 2011 I started working with the residents of Granby in Liverpool. I was passionate about doing all I could to help them work out what kinds of things they wanted for their beloved place – and we were already seeing things begin to happen. So […]