Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Liverpool's maritime heritage - the book list

We had a great talk last week by Professor Nick White from Liverpool John Moores University.

He highlighted a huge range of books and other sources about Liverpool, the sea and shipping.

There were so many in fact that we're going to post the details in different posts so that we don't end up with a massive list!

So if you are keen on this subject, do please keep checking back.

First up is information on contacts and organisations.

The Maritime Museum in Liverpool has a new exhibition starting on 16th May.  This is called Sail Away.  The Museum is also the home for some great archives.  These can be found at

Another source of info is the Liverpool Nautical Research Society.

It can be found at this address

And finally, for this post,  there is the Centre for Port and Maritime History

Friday, 18 April 2014

Liverpool's martime heritage - literary evening 24 April

Our next literary evening is on Thursday 24 April when we focus on literature about Liverpool's maritime heritage.

We'll be hearing from Professor Nick White from Liverpool John Moores University.

The event is at the Enterprise South Liverpool Academy on Horrocks Avenue in Garston.

It starts at 7pm, although we are there from 6 30 with drinks.  We make a small charge of £1 to help cover our costs.

There's plenty of parking at the venue which is also near the 82 bus route and Liverpool South Parkway Station.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Liverpool Library cuts consultation

The on line version of the libraries questionnaire is now up and running.

You can find it at this link.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Libraries consultation starts

The consultation on Liverpool City Council's cuts to the library service is due to start this week (w/c7 April).

It's due to run to 16th May with hard copy forms available in libraries and a questionnaire also available on line (link not up yet at time of writing).

It's really important for people who value their local libraries, or who have something to say about the service, to fill in one of the forms.

We understand that the Council will be using the information to make its decisions about which libraries to close/cut back.  There'll probably be a delay from the 16th May for several weeks for the info to be sorted through.

We'll blog regular updates when we can but meanwhile do join the Save Garston Library Facebook Group to keep in touch.


The on line consultation is now findable at this link

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Want to read out your work?

The Friends of Garston Library are holding another event for local people to read out their work.  This time it's both poetry and prose we're interested in

July 10th is the date.  This might sound a long way away but we need to hear from you ahead of time if you want to take part.

If you have a poem or a short piece of prose, or are working on something now, and you want to have a chance to read it out,please get in touch.

You can e mail us at  Please put the word "writing" in the subject line.  We'll reply with more details.

The evening will also include readings by local poets Bill Cooke and Mike Axworthy.

The venue is the Enterprise South Liverpool Academy.  The time, 6 30 for 7.  We ask for a small donation £1 to help us cover costs like soft drinks and room hire.

We look forward to hearing from you.