A Choir With No Name kind of day

We’ll get to the Choir later, but my day out begins up on the Flyover.  All summer the Friends of the Flyover next to the Mersey Tunnel have been taking it over for a series of Sunday events. Aimed at getting all of our opinions on a future where the Flyover is less regularly used by […]

It’s Liverpool, in 1964: City of Change and Challenge

Or ‘Seaport: A Life in a Book’This book came out originally in 1964 when I was ten years old. And though I had my adult-side library ticket by then it must have been a reference only book, as I have no memory of bringing it home. Instead I would sit in the North Liverpool library of […]

The Friday Walk: To the Library

Eventually we’ll be arriving here for a very difficult conversation about the future of public libraries in Liverpool. In fact this was going to be a walk around several of our beautiful public libraries to get me in the mood for the conversation. But in the event, knowing that the conversation might be about some […]

Liverpool and Sociology in 1973

In 2013 I took this rainy day walk around the University and the city as if I was back in 1973, the year I first turned up at the Eleanor Rathbone Building to study sociology. Never dreaming that five years later, in 2018, I’d once again be walking through those same doors to start a […]