Lister Steps: Walking into the future? Part Two

Returning to Lister Drive and the possible future of its near derelict library building. In Part One of our exploration of Lister Drive, between Old Swan and Tuebrook, we found that it once had three buildings by Liverpool’s most celebrated municipal architect, Thomas Shelmerdine, a library, a school and a swimming baths. The home, for […]

Lister Steps: Walking into the future? Part One

A two part pictorial special on plans to bring the almost derelict Lister Drive library building back to life. I’ve spent a good deal of time this past year writing about, thinking about and talking about public libraries and austerity politics. Trying to work out how we hold on to as many as possible while […]

A Liverpool Odyssey: Walking home from Norris Green

Getting off the 62 bus at the junction of Muirhead Avenue and Lorenzo Drive I’m close to where Norris Green got started. There used to be a mansion house in here called Norris Green, owned by the Norris family (members of which you might have come across before on here slave trading and owning Speke […]