Monday, March 05, 2007

The river that changed the world

There's a marvellous book being produced by the lovely people at the Mersey Basin Campaign. It's called The Mersey: The River That Changed The World. There's a thread on the campaign's blog, here, which is getting giddy about how the book is coming together.

Why should I care? I've contributed a chapter on the docks. It's going to be extracted in the next issue of the campaign's excellent Source magazine. The river begins near Marple, where the Goyt meets the Etherow.

Some good news:
The statues of Another Place are a step closer to a permanent home on Crosby beach after council planners decided to overturn their own previous ruling. A new report from Sefton council comes out in clear support for granting planning permission for the installation by artist Antony Gormley.

You can read the full story, here.

You can read about our day out, Once More Unto the Beach, here.

1 comment:

Kate Fox said...

Giddy isn't the word. I think Walter would describe himself as 'weeping with excitement'. The book's fast turning into a multimedia Mersey feast, with a proposed series of features on BBC Radio Merseyside happening in early 08....