Friday, 20 August 2010

Here Lies the Mole of Edgehill.

What is the difference in the two images above?
One is a picture of a Vase designed by Geoffry Baxter for Whiefriars in the 60s...called a Drunken Bricklayer
And the other is a wall surrounding a memorial site for a graveyard built a couple of weeks ago by a Drunken Bricklayer

Not all agree those chaps over at Sevenstreets like it.
They say So completely has Liverpool ONE reshaped our city’s geography that it’s hard to believe Paradise Street doesn’t end at the Sony Centre. But, underneath the newly chiseled granite, the old city streets still stubbornly remain. And, such is our desire to reinvent ourselves every generation or so, precious little of our history ever rests in peace.

In fact, it’s not just the old streets you’re walking above. In one spot, you’re actually standing on the resting place of giants…
going on they say.........SevenStreets has heard a rumour that the original gates of the Sailor’s Home (the only remaining fragments from this fabled, long-lost Liverpool landmark) are to be returned to the city – from their current home in Smethwick, Birmingham. The gates feature the first ever cast Liver Birds.

So, tread carefully. For, just a couple of feet below this beautifully serene spot, with its driftwood, lavender and maritime plants, lies a man who’s been known to tunnel himself out of the trickiest of underground situations…
I think its a shame that such a shameful piece of Jerry-building has happened, its like Grosvenor has given up because there is no money in it. So here lies the Mole of Edgehill..........not a fitting tribute really.


  1. Williamson was one of the city's great philanthropists, providing work and encouragement to the unemployed. He deserves a more fitting recognition than a flower bed with a wonky wall.

  2. Please tell Seven Streets that the rumour he heard about the gates has been common knowledge since the elections.

  3. You can tell them yourself there is a link on the right hand side. The best thing that can happen to these Pooley gates is that they stay where they are as a testament to what Liverpool does with its historic past.