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10th February 2019

#Football

To readers the other side of the big pond – a poem about football or what you call soccer – Inky

While the greats are revered in Bronze

New idols are to be cheered on by the fans

At both ends of the East Lancashire Road

Fans follow every kick , head every ball

Cajoling the ball past the opposition

and bending the ball to safety

Who was it who said

“You never win anything with Kids” ?

The veteran of the Liverpool Side

should have seen it coming

for there’s young lads from Liverpool and Manchester

now tearing down the green grass

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Animals Birds Poetry

In Flight

Salford 26th August 2017

Seagulls in Flight, Charcoal drawing in Painter by Inky

The aviators are circling again

looking for a suitable place to rest

whilst the sun is high in a northern sky

Gliding from roof to roof

checking out the pickings

in lined up gardens

Unafraid and Unabashed

to businesses back yards they’ll pip

for some chucked out fish (or stray chips)

Or land in someones home back yard

looking in food bins for some fish from a tin

or filleted bones that’s been left there in

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Canalside Leisure Life Museums Nature Poetry Waterside

Intercity Canal Life

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They called it “The Big Ditch”

It’s filled with water, flowing up from two rivers

making their collective way toward the west

meeting up with its Liverpool Cousin.

 

A long time ago – It Carried large ships

taking cargo to places far and wide

But new lines lift the strain –

With Cargo moved now by Train

 

So canal carries people not things

and pleasure to people visiting it brings

with museums by the football stadium, hotels and shops

the canal life keeps moving and doesn’t stop

 

Photo Challenge: Narrow

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Museum Museums Photography Places Travel

A Trip to Liverpool

Shared Journeys

26th November 2015

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On Thursday, I went on a Group visit with the Volunteers from Imperial War Museum North to view the remembrance exhibit on World war one currently on display at the Museum of Liverpool.

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On the way to the Museum, we passed the Walker Art Gallery and St Georges Hall, which is currently home to part of the ceramic poppy installation of the Tower of London that was created for the World War I Centenary.

(Apologies for the picture quality – I did take this ‘on the move’!)

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The Exhibit we went to see was entitled Poppies : Women and War. It told the tales of Women caught up in conflict.  Two significant names that shared their tales with Imperial War Museum North were that of the Intelligence Officer, Flora Sandes and the World War I Red Cross Nurse, Edith Cavell.

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I enjoyed an Alfresco Lunch (that had travelled with me down the M62) and took in the grandeur of Liverpool’s three graces Alongside the Albert dock.  You could say I had my first Christmas Dinner – with another Trio of Goodies – Turkey & Trimmings on the Sandwiches.  As I was eating – I spotted the ‘Snowdrop’ making its way up the Mersey on one of its regular journeys towards the Manchester Ship Canal and Salford Quays

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The next museum we visited was the Merseyside Maritime Museum, which told the tales of Liverpool’s Naval and Maritime Past.

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A Training ship was moored by the Maritime Museum.  It’s a Tall ship and is used to give youngsters opportunity to sail on the open sea.  Brought back memories of the Ocean Youth Club vessel, Greater Manchester Challenge, which I was once part of the crew back in 1996.

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There were scale models of working ships in the Maritime Museum, and it also had the tales of those who worked and sailed on the boats – in particular the Cunard Liners.