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In Everton: The New Precinct

These are the end days for the new precinct. Born in the 1960s, in the ‘city of change and challenge’ the new precinct on Great Homer Street is almost ready to leave us now.

But once upon a time there were such dreams dreamed for here.

But once upon a time there were such dreams dreamed for here.

Clean lines, elegant walkways. New lives full of possibilities.

Clean lines, elegant walkways. New lives full of possibilities and stories?

But now the new precinct is to be replaced by a new 'new precinct'

But now the new precinct is to be replaced by a new ‘new precinct’

The second time in my lifetime there’s been a ‘new precinct’ built here. On Great Homer Street. The street of Homer, the great story-teller. Continue reading

Living for the City: A tale of two markets

Saturday dawns. I put on my wet weather gear, get my camera and leave the house. I know where I’m going first, but after that, who knows? I’m living for the city, rejoicing in my place. And, as ever, I’m about to walk through its history and think about its future. Let’s go.

First stop, the far end of Lark Lane.

First stop, the far end of Lark Lane.

For the Lark Lane Farmers Market.

Where the road is closed for the Lark Lane Farmers Market.

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Inspecting Liverpool, part two

So, continuing my Sunday walk this week. It’s a beautiful, sunny day. And having walked to the Bold Street Festival, through Granby, Canning and down the hill from Hope Street, now I’m outside St George’s Hall.

Waiting for the 19 bus to take me to North Liverpool.

Waiting for the 19 bus to take me to North Liverpool.

I get off at Walton Lane and walk along Bullens Road to the first place I want to see.

Diana Street, Walton.

Diana Street, Walton.

This is the street of my earliest memories. We lived in two different shared houses here until I was three years old. I don’t remember any cars then, back in the 1950s. People like us just didn’t have them. But I do remember standing in the front window sometimes and watching thousands and thousands of people walk past the house.

Because at this end of the street is Goodison Park, the ground of Everton Football Club.

Because at this end of the street is Goodison Park, the ground of Everton Football Club.

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