Another sleeping stadium

Chester horse racing course, the oldest in the World, is another sporting venue in hibernation, awaiting the return of punters and all the other race goers who add to the carnival of a meeting. Starved of its excitement, the venue is re-inventing itself as a covid vaccination centre until such time as racing returns. And … Continue reading Another sleeping stadium

This is a Big River

This is the River Mersey and the city of Liverpool in the UK as it was yesterday, February 22nd 2021, day 336 of lockdown. As a waterfront it must rank as one of the most iconic in the World next to the New York skyline and it is a view that never ceases to recharge … Continue reading This is a Big River

The Beatles and Operation Big Beat

New Brighton is an old victorian town built on the banks of the River Mersey, opposite Liverpool. It has gone through many transformations over the years but in the 1960s it hit a particular highspot. The Tower Ballroom, the remaining brick structure from the country's tallest tower, became the second most played venue by The … Continue reading The Beatles and Operation Big Beat

Liverpool in lockdown 2

As we continue our battle with Covid19 i thought i would take an evening stroll around Liverpool, the first English city to enter Tier 3 of restrictions after recording the countries highest rates of the disease 5 weeks ago. I wanted to see how quiet it was with bars, non-food shops and hotels shut. All … Continue reading Liverpool in lockdown 2

Chester by train, on a wet summers day.

Last week I took the train to the historic city of Chester here in the North West UK. It was the first time i had been on public transport since lockdown begun in late March so i was keen to see what, if anything, had changed. Sadly i was rather perturbed by the lack of … Continue reading Chester by train, on a wet summers day.

Chester during the UK lockdown – part 1

Wednesday June 17th 2020 Lockdown Day 86 Two weeks ago i took a trip to Chester City Centre, to see how it was coping in the lockdown. All these pictures were taken between 11 and 12 on Monday June 1st 2020. The river banks were really busy. Lots of people sunbathing and just getting fresh … Continue reading Chester during the UK lockdown – part 1