Now With Added Bollards!

The Bollards of Liverpool 8: Part Two The day dawns sunny, unlike the deluges of yesterday’s post and it’s nearly time to set out on Part Two of our weather interrupted tour of Liverpool 8’s bollards. This one walking through Lodge Lane to Granby and Canning. Before we do, a couple of clarifications in response […]

The Bollards of Liverpool 8

Yes, it sounds like a learned historical essay such as ‘The Lollards of Pre-Reformation England’ doesn’t it? But it isn’t. Part One here of a two part quest to find out why Liverpool 8 has so many bollards. The other day someone contacted me through my friend Marianne who’s an architect, and asked me this intriguing question: “Why […]

In Liverpool: Along Park Road

A brisk, bright but very cold day for a walk into town to do some record shopping. ‘The temperature will feel like zero’ Sarah helpfully tells me. Passing on the information from her phone which often gives her comedy weather forecasts seemingly gathered by someone looking out of a window. Undeterred I go out anyway. Not […]

Walking with Jayne

An interesting day of doing the things I love best. Walking round Liverpool and talking with interesting people. Some of the people today are travelling over from Leeds. But first there’s a walk to be done. My friend here Jayne is an artist from North Liverpool who’s recently moved into her new place just off […]

The Friday Walks: Looking up from life

As you’ll know if you’ve read the previous post this has been, in some ways, a bit of a week. So on a day that promised sunny intervals I felt I could do with a good gentle walk. Starting at the top of Princes Boulevard, then a circular route through Liverpools 8 and 1, back […]

Aigburth Road to the Dingle

Down to the river, part one A two part Friday Walk this one, first part about getting to the river, second part about the South Docks. Last Sunday, when we walked upstream in all the ragged glory of what 200 years of the chemical industry has done to the Mersey and its banks around Widnes, […]