One day: A portrait of Wavertree

Just agreed with Damien John Kelly House on Wavertree High Street, there will be another one of these Stories of Wavertree walks on Wednesday 30th June. It’s specially for them but, like this one was, all are welcome. ❄︎ This was a Strikeout Walk for the University College Union, currently in dispute with Liverpool University …

The Abbey: At the crossroads

Continuing with what’s turned out to be a day of thinking about crossroads in Wavertree I’ve now spent an hour or so taking photographs of the one around the Picton Clock, a mile or so further out of the city than this morning’s bleak experience at Edge Hill. And we’re not dealing with bleakness at …

On Boxing Day Afternoon

I like these two days. Even though Sarah and I don’t do Christmas we don’t usually do anything else particularly special. Unless you count living quietly together, reading novels and doing nothing at all that looks like work. Which we definitely do count. So these are days with space. To do the things we might …

“ReLoved” on Wavertree High Street

You know the way it is. All the way through lockdown I’ve been storing up the books I’d finished reading with nowhere to take them as all the local charity shops were shut. But hearing a new one had just opened on the High Street I trundled off across the Mystery with a trolley full …

The Outside Edge of The Mystery

All parks contain pathways that are not marked out or even maintained. They’re the desire lines trodden out by our feet. And there’s a long sequence of these paths round the outside edge of our local park here in Wavertree. Called ‘The Mystery’ by all of us, for reasons that need not detain today’s walk. …

Love Wavertree: I Do

The way it started was this. A few months ago a journalist arrived in a taxi from Lime Street. Whoever it was didn’t have much time to get back to London so they knocked off an over-hasty article which gave the impression that Wavertree wasn’t much of a place to live, for various reasons. One …