Day 34: Friday 20th May

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The Fiveways Hotel, Childwall

 

 

 

An unashamedly nostalgic update today as I relived much of my youth while walking through Liverpool.  I set out from Prescot Station at 9am and met up with Terry at the Fiveways Hotel.  This is the nearest landmark to the house where I grew up and a good spot for a bit of private reflection on Mum and Dad and growing up.

 

 

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Outside The Bluecoat School

 

 

 

Next on to my old school, The Bluecoat.  If you zoom in the date on the gate post is my year of birth.  I wish I could say they put up the gates to celebrate my arrival but just a coincidence.

 

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The magnificent Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool

 

 

 

The Anglican Cathedral is a fantastic building and full of stories.  If you are ever in the area you must visit and take a tour.  It also happens to be where I recorded “Oh for the wings of a dove” when I was 12 with the church choir.

 

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Outside the Liver Building

 

 

 

On to the Pier Head for the short journey across the Mersey on the iconic ‘Ferry ‘cross the Mersey’ aboard Royal Iris.  Before boarding Terry and I had a nice lunch and reminisced on our football careers, and the goings on at Liverpool FC.  I also reconnected with one of the Super-lamb-bananas that symbolised the fun of Liverpool being European City of Culture.

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A Super-lamb-banana

 

 

 

Once on the Wirral the walk out of Birkenhead to meet with Hazel at Willaston went without incident.  21 miles closer to Snowdon.

 

 

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Is this the most feared centre-back pairing in the history of University football?
Terry ‘bite yer legs’ Brennan and Chris ‘chopper’ Cottam.  We’ve put on a few pounds but I reckon we could still handle Messi, Namar, and Suarez.

One thought on “Day 34: Friday 20th May

  1. Enjoying your blog immensely Chris. It takes a good deal of discipline to write daily after a long walk. Well done. I was at the official opening of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral as a student at Uni there, and I will never forget it: a great sacred space. Best wishes for the rest of your epic fundraising journey. Michael Sheridan (I think you may know my brother Gerry from HP days).

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