Remembering the Garden Festival

Another guest post with newly discovered photographs today from John Viggars.This time John takes on a┬ásubject that, even thirty years after the fact, can still cause arguments when two or more Liverpudlians are gathered together. It’s the early 1980s. We’ve had riots, mass unemployment, factories closing down by the day, you’ve seen how it is […]

Where do the children play?

The day begins with breakfast. Not at home, as it does usually, but out somewhere. Get me, modern as well as urban. I’d been supposed to meet a friend but as she isn’t well enough this morning to come out to play I decide to go out anyway. It’s going to be a long cold […]

Wirral and Liverpool – We two are one?

My Wirral guide for people from Liverpool a week ago caused lots of interest here and on Twitter, some amused, some thoughtful. The longest of the thoughtful responses came through yesterday evening from someone I know and have been out walking with. Stephen Roberts is a history teacher and a published author, one of his […]