Me and a dopehead
Went for a stroll to check out a walk (a recommendation) yesterday morning with the dog on an old landfill site between Wallasey and Birkenhead it was landscaped years ago but I never had the inclination to go there.
Once upon a time it used to be salt marshes and was home to lots of wildlife,in fact I used to collect tadpoles and newts near this site it was called Bidston Moss had to be careful though the lads from the badlands of Birkenhead would periodically visit!
Anyway I wasn’t impressed maybe it was the sunshine and splendour of watching cycle racing in Liverpool yesterday,maybe it was overcast,maybe the plants have lost their summer vibrancy,maybe the noise of the M53 motorway…Maybe this space could have been much much more..There was little imagination used in the planting of trees and shrubs (think overgrown allotments ).The breeze block benches were IMHO the piece de resistance.1970,s Brutal communist ugly..what a spectacular FAILURE..
This week I have spent some wonderful evenings in the late summer sun cycling around the Wirral and thinking what a great place to live I came down to earth a bit !! think I will be giving this walk a miss in future .Its bleak and the fact that me and a young dopehead with a can in his hand were the only people using the space said it all.GRIM.
Peter Marlow has a few images of “The Tip” before it was landscaped back in the day https://www.magnumphotos.com/Catalogue/Peter-Marlow/1985/GB—Liverpool-Project-NN161575.html
*Going to cleanse myself up in the Lake District for the next three days*