A Very Good Friday

Realising I haven’t had a day off working for two weeks, when I get up on Good Friday and the sun’s out, I go out too. Walking to town on one of my circuitous routes. Beginning a few roads from where we live in Wavertree. So just a couple of hundred yards away from always […]

Albert Dock, Liverpool – what’s it for?

Having had a questioning but in the end celebratory look at St Georges Hall a few weeks ago, today Sarah and I have come for a sceptical look at another of Liverpool’s architectural gems, the Albert Dock. Now before we start can I just say I do appreciate it. I’m glad it’s still here. In […]

10k Sunday: A walking version of a run

Noticing the unkempt state of the former Garden Festival site towards the end of this November 2014) walk, you may well be glad to hear the whole site, including the unbuilt housing bit has now been bought from the non-developers by Liverpool City Council (June 2015) with plans to make better use of the place […]

On Penny Lane: In Remembrance

I’ve written on here before about Remembrance. Earlier this year in ‘The Great Silence’ I wrote about how the ideas for the grave of the Unknown Warrior and and the Great Silence were had, not by Generals or Prime Ministers, let alone Royalty, but by ordinary people. In so far as you can ever call […]

Lost Liverpool: A history of here

Walking with Sarah in late August 2018 and remembering the same walk with Wirral historian and teacher Stephen Roberts in 2013, following our winter day out from February that year. Places visited many times over these years, none more so than the Orangery. ✹ No snow today as I showed Stephen a part of Liverpool […]

Walking with Greg: Lost Liverpool in late Autumn

As you’ll know if you follow this blog, on Fridays Sarah and I walk. In fact, so popular have these proved with readers, they have their own section on the blog. But there are other walks. Which happen because of friendship. But also to discuss ideas. Because ideas tend to flow more easily when you’re […]