In the bleak driving rain of a dark November day me and a friend went for lunch at a bright, warm and welcoming new place on Allerton Road. A café called Furrow.
Run by Grace Henley and her team.
For the past 18 months Baltic Bakehouse have been running a pop-up shop at a couple of places on Allerton Road, mostly staffed by Grace’s mum, Brenda. And this blog has visited before. But now they’ve turned their bread shop into this café which Grace is running. And no longer a pop-up but a permanent addition to our choice of places to eat around Allerton and Smithdown Roads.Furrow opened a few weeks ago and since then I’ve been in to get our bread several times and the place, though newly opened, has always seemed pleasantly busy.
As it was today as me and my friend arrived to see what we thought.
A Sunday Walk reminding me of two things I’ve loved from early in my life. From 1963 onwards saving up my pocket money for singles by the Beatles, the Searchers, the Crystals and the Ronettes. Then coming home and playing football in streets still largely without cars. Golden days.
As is this one, crossing a quiet Smithdown Road.
We’ll be getting to Ullet Road just through there in a while.
How do we turn needs and ideas into sustainable enterprises for North Liverpool? As I mentioned in my previous post on here Thursday evening and Friday this week were all about North Liverpool for me. Working here with The Beautiful Ideas Co. It was great.
After an afternoon on site at Granby 4 Streets I got on the 19 bus (not that one above) to Stanley Park. Thursday was a cold clear evening and I arrived at the park to see, all lit up and sparkling, one of the most beautiful sights in all of Liverpool.
I was well early for what I was there to do, so spent a good while outside taking these photographs. No apologies whatsoever then for showing you a good few of them. Our North Liverpool gem. Continue reading →
On Thursday and Friday this week I’ll be helping out at two events aimed at being the LaunchPad for new and enterprising ideas for North Liverpool.Me and North Liverpool go back a long way. In fact I was born here.
Here in Diana Street Walton, next to Goodison Park.
In fact here I am, in Diana Street, some time in the 1950s.
So I’m more than mildly pleased to be doing some work this week that will result in £300,000 being invested in new projects that will do good things in North Liverpool. Continue reading →
The Pay As You Feel café has been open here at weekends since late August now, keeping down food waste and serving up good, healthy food from North Liverpool to whoever wants and needs it.
So I’d taken it as a sign of their growing confidence to find them advertising bookings for Afternoon Tea. Intrigued I’d booked straight away, and duly turned up at 3 o’clock today with my friend Pat from Homebaked, to find a busy café with just the one empty table there, for us.