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HMS Ark Royal arrives in Liverpool.

HMS Ark Royal arrived at the cruise liner terminal at 1.00pm this afternoon. This is the ship’s first visit to the city in her 23-year history.

She is open to the public on Saturday 7th June from 10.00am until 4.00pm before departing on Monday at 4.30pm.

HMS Ark Royal at Pier Head


Of Time and the City

Terence Davies new movie of his life in Liverpool.
Download the press release (1.8MB) Liverpool Confidential interview
Photograph by Bernard Fallon
Liverpool Image by Bernard Fallon
From the New York Times:
“Mr. Davies narrates the fleet 72-minute film in a gravelly rumble that conveys as much through his delivery (arch, amused, enraged) as through his words (poetic, ruminative, elegiac). In that short, even too-short time, he ranges far and wide through both the city and its history, waxing personal and then political as he lingers at the movies (an early love), pauses in bleak homes and passes through one grim brick-lined Liverpudlian street after another, strewn with litter and busy with children. Mixing his words with quotations (from Friedrich Engels to Willem de Kooning), pop songs and classical music, he brings the past sensitively to life with black-and-white and color footage of a time long gone, both distant and still.”
Website and Movie Trailer

Ropewalks Walk & Talk

Sunday 1st June
Would you like to take part in a Walk & Talk around the ‘Ropewalks’ – Sculptures and buildings in Bold Street and the surrounding area? If so, we will meet at 10:00AM on Sunday 1st June 2008, in the Central Station concourse area. The walk should last around two hours.

Alan Maycock will lead the event, contributions from those present will be very welcome. You may be able to purchase refreshments at the end of the event in one of the cafés.

The event is free to members of the Friends of Liverpool Monuments. The cost to join the Friends for the year is; £5 for waged, £1 for students, retired or unwaged. You can renew your membership for 2008 on the day. (This is for insurance purposes.)

Other proposed Sunday events this year will be:
July 6th – Prescot – Heritage, architecture, clock and watch making
By Rob Riley

August 3rd – Southport – Lord Street sculptures and curiosities
By Rob Riley

September 7th – Flaybrick Cemetery – nonconformists section and arboreal tour and Birkenhead Park
By Simon Petris and Park Ranger


PS. Andrew Richardson will be unable to attend, as he has fallen down a loft ladder and broke a leg. Let’s be careful out there!

Liverpool Daily Post Interview

Liverpool Daily Post

Liverpool Daily Post columnist David Charters is doing a Liverpool Street Gallery article on the 18th June. He’s suggested a group photo shot of some of our contributors. He’d like us to each be holding a photo that we’ve taken for the gallery. If you’re interested in being part of the photo, . The interview will be at the Echo Building at 11.00am and the photo will be taken at 11.30ish (or as soon as the interview ends) in Fazakerley Street.

After the photo shoot, how about having a cup of tea somewhere to have a chat about the Liverpool Street Gallery? Look forward to meeting up with you all!

Pre-War Housing in Liverpool

I’ve added a collection of images to my site, showing pre-war housing in Liverpool, including the courts.

Areas covered include Prince Edwin Street, Burlington Street, Gerard and Christian Streets, and the area around the Anglican Cathedral. 18 to 28 Lionel Street - taken on 7th Nov.1933

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