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    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...
  2. ‘I was there’ – My time on the Docks, Part 1

    A guest post from blog reader John Viggars today.

    A couple of weeks ago when photographer Tricia Porter graciously let me publish her 1970s ‘South Docks’ collection on here, one of the first...
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    The Shining

    A Friday Walk then, in all but name, as it’s happening on a Saturday. And a walk done so many times it’s become a meditation now. The Shining...
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    Granby 4 Streets: February News

    As you’ll know if you visit this blog regularly I’ve been involved with the people in Granby for four years now. The full story of what we’ve been doing together has its own section on the website....
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    When the South Docks were dying

    https://asenseofplaceblog.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/liverpoolsouthdocks1.jpg?w=625&h=413I am fascinated by Liverpool’s docks. As well I might be, since there would be no Liverpool without them. The...
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    Walking with Jayne

    https://asenseofplaceblog.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/walking-with-jayne01.jpg?w=625&h=417An interesting day of doing the things I love best. Walking round Liverpool and talking with interesting...
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    Growing up in 1950s Liverpool

    In the early days of this blog we had a look round Liverpool in 1953, the place I was about to get born into. In this follow up to that one we’re going to come in a bit closer. Having spent much of...
  8. In Liverpool: On National Libraries Day

    https://asenseofplaceblog.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/on-national-libraries-day25.jpg?w=625&h=417Well where else would I go on such a day?
    I’ve spent the last couple of Saturdays working in my local...
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    On National Libraries Day

    https://asenseofplaceblog.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/on-national-libraries-day25.jpg?w=625&h=417Well where else would I go on such a day?
    I’ve spent the last couple of Saturdays working in my local...
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    On site: In Granby today

    Still construction training opportunities for young people available. See below for details, together with this supportive article from the Liverpool Echo.
    A perfect sunny afternoon for having a...
  11. Get the word out: Training in Granby 4 Streets

    https://asenseofplaceblog.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/clt-on-site29.jpg?w=625&h=418Granby 4 Streets Community Land Trust, on site.

    If you know anyone between 16 and 24 years old who might be...
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    I remember you: For Rachel

    https://asenseofplaceblog.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/rachelwithconifertree2.jpg?w=625Rachel

    Today a very personal post from my partner Sarah about her best friend Rachel, who died three years...
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    Autographs

    It looks like a different world to now. People look more nervous in the photographs, like they’re not used to being in them. And though there is colour in some of the photographs, it’s often tinted...
  14. Post war Liverpool: The importance of Billy Liddell

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    Watching ‘Of Time and the City’ again in Leeds last week, where Terence Davies remembers his growing up in 1940s and 50s Liverpool, inevitably made me remember my own early years. I didn’t...
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    Back to the Future: Liverpool 1948

    I don’t, on the whole buy books. We have splendid public libraries here in Liverpool and I’ve spent all of my life steadily reading my way through them. Knowing that by the time my life comes to its...
  16. Housing in Liverpool, and me: 1975 - 1981

    Some more memories of my early days in housing, following my experiences in Liverpool City Council earlier in the 70s. More like a campaign than working.

    So it’s late 1975 and I’ve finally managed...
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    Housing in Liverpool, and me

    The first time I walked along Canning Street I was awestruck. It was 1973 and I’d just started at the University. And one lunch time I went out of the back entrance of the Eleanor Rathbone building...
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    It's Liverpool, in 1953

    I’ve mentioned my collection of Liverpool books before, and I thought today we’d take a close look at one in particular. And the one I want to look at is the ‘Liverpool Official Handbook For...
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    It's Liverpool, in 1943

    We are nearly four years into the second Great War of the century. Many thousands are dead and large areas of all sides cities and docklands are in ruins. Already though, thoughts here are turning to...
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    Mr Roscoe's Garden

    Here at a sense of place we’re big appreciators of William Roscoe and all he did for the City of Liverpool and, well, for humanity generally. Helping to get the Transatlantic Slave Trade stopped, at...
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    It's Liverpool, 1820

    Last time we were here it was 1775, now, just 45 years later, Liverpool has changed
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    The population is now 118,000 and growing rapidly. By the middle of the century it will be...
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    It's Liverpool, in 1775

    A while ago we had a look at Liverpool not long before I was born, and 1953 looked like a strange and long ago place. Today we’re going well back before any of us were born, to an apparently idyllic...
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    In Everton: The New Precinct

    These are the end days for the new precinct. Born in the 1960s, in the ‘city of change and challenge’ the new precinct on Great Homer Street is almost ready to leave us now.

    The second time in my...
  24. Granby 4 Streets: Extraordinary Forever

    As Granby 4 Streets, the last four original streets still left with their original houses, woke up this morning nothing was true or happening that wasn’t true yesterday. Builders from Plus Dane and...
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