Granby Street Market, September 2017

The great L8 Street Market is well into its eighth year now but I haven’t been around Granby or anywhere else much recently, so it was good to step out on a fine September morning and arrive at Granby again. A real mixture of stalls here. All kinds of food, art, crafts, bike repairs, general […]

Shambling About Ormskirk

Another day out during my time off working. As far as my Travel Pass will take me, to Ormskirk, twelve miles north of the City in an altogether different world. In fact there’s been a market here since the local monks were granted a Royal Charter to run one in 1286 by King Edward 1. […]

Summer in the City

Still quietly emerging from the shadows here, this Saturday I get up and the summer’s arrived. Not the ‘kids in wellies’ summer we’ve had to get used to these climate damaged days, but a ¬†real ‘hot town, summer in the city’ nostalgic kind of day where the shadows and shade are occasionally welcomed for a […]

Street Market: June 2016

A lovely Street Market today in Granby. The second I’ve been to since we moved it out onto Granby Street. Loads of new people, over 70 stalls and a complete joy. I spent the whole day talking to everyone I could and so took very few pictures. But here are some. And during the day […]

All in an L8 Day

Remembering Eleanor Rathbone & Jane Jacobs. One day in Liverpool 8, walking through what the people of the place have done and are doing. And remembering two great women, Eleanor Rathbone and Jane Jacobs.Eleanor Rathbone you’ll well know about if you’ve been around this blog a while. Liverpool’s greatest¬†suffragette and politician. From our first female […]

In Granby: The Street Market returns

This Saturday, 2nd April, sees the return of Granby 4 Streets Market. Now in its seventh year, the market this year moves out onto its new home on Granby Street itself. We’re expecting Ducie Street, the last of the 4 Streets to go on site, to do so some time this summer. So we’re moving […]