Day 34: Friday 20th May

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.



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.


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.


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.

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.




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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