Wildflower Hunting at Childwall Abbey

On Saturday we went out on one of our wildflower hunts, for the horticulture course Sarah is doing, and found more than we’d gone looking for in a place on the edge of Liverpool neither of us have ever spent much time in, even though it’s only a couple of miles away from where we […]

Eleanor’s House

Over the last couple of years I’ve been watching Eleanor’s House. Taking photographs occasionally as I’ve passed, on my way to Sarah’s allotment on Greenbank Lane or just out, walking in Liverpool. The house means a lot to me as it’s where my political and social inspiration, Eleanor Rathbone, used to live. But the house […]

It’s 1957: Liverpool is 750 Years Old

This small book is a precious possession, found for me by my friend Daryl of the seriously great treasure house that is 69A in Renshaw Street, Liverpool. I’ll let the book explain itself.Well done you Corporation of Liverpool, the book is more than half good. Why so? Well it’s a book of two uneven halves. […]

Walking Home From New Brighton

A Friday Walk where I walk on water to get home to Liverpool? Well, let’s see. First I need to get to New Brighton. So I walk round into Croshall Street and get the next one. It goes through the ‘new’ tunnel – as I’m clearly always going to call it – and soon arrives at my […]

In Defense of Free Speech?

Today I was in town keeping an eye on the place. Nothing unusual in that you might think. For some self-appointed reason that’s the kind of thing I do. But today I was there looking for fascists and making sure, in so far as I could, that they did no harm. All week a particualrly […]

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 […]