Birkenhead Docks – Present and Future

Drawing from Tower Wharf of the East Float, one of Birkenhead's inland docks.

East Float, 2015

Standing at Tower Wharf in the chilly choppy wind, looking across East Float, one of Birkenhead’s inland docks.

The area is due for transformation in the Wirral Waters development project, a 30 year plan to regenerate the area.

In 2045, this could be the view…

Wirral Waters, East Float, 2045

East Float, 2045

Hope some one is around to comment.


November dusk
No sun – no moon!
No morn – no noon!
No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day –
No sky – no earthly view –
No distance looking blue –
No road – no street – no “t’other side this way” –
No end to any Row –
No indications where the Crescents go –
No top to any steeple –
No recognitions of familiar people –
No courtesies for showing ’em –
No knowing ’em!
No traveling at all – no locomotion –
No inkling of the way – no notion –
“No go” by land or ocean –
No mail – no post –
No news from any foreign coast –
No Park, no Ring, no afternoon gentility –
No company – no nobility –
No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease,
No comfortable feel in any member –
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds –

Thomas Hood

Public toilets, Woodhouse Moor, Leeds

Public toilets, Woodhouse Moor LS6
Today is World Toilet Day, a UN program to draw attention to the sanitation crisis. 1-in-3 people in the world don’t have a clean, safe toilet!

These public toilets at Hyde Park corner in LS6 are now disused – a slash in the Council’s budget, we assume.

There are about 8000 public toilets left in the UK.

See also:
Public toilets, New Brighton, Wirral
Public toilets, Sea Palling, Norfolk

Chapel Allerton Arts Trail 2015

Chapel Allerton Arts Trail 2015 is underway! A good opportunity to see art work by local artists in your area!

I have 4 paintings at The Mustard Pot on Stainbeck Lane, LS7. You can also see work by James Bywood and Amanda Burton. The Mustard Pot is a friendly venue with a lovely garden, tea and coffee, real ale and award-winning food – not to mention the award winning artists…

The Arts Trail has been organised by Inkwell and is on until 12th September.

Chapel Allerton Arts Trail 2015 at The Mustard Pot