Liverpool – Allerton Oak wins tree of the year

The BBC has the article on its website – see link below:-

www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-merseyside-50141031

My attention was brought to this by my researcher Roy Connell who knows that by nature I’m a tree-hugger. The photo’s on the BBC website remind me very much of my own tree of every year the Major Oak in Sherwood Forest:-

Well I am from Nottighamshire originally, but seriously great news that Allerton Oak in the Woodlands Trust Tree of 2019.

Liverpool – Calderstones Park Miniature Railway & a rather unpopular house building scheme

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/business/liverpool-miniature-railway-set-grow-12458889

The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above

Those who know me will realise that I am into railways of any scale so it will be no surprise that I picked up on this Echo article.

The Echo story reads as a good news one until you get towards the end of it because the potential bonus for the miniature railway (must get around to visiting it) is really built upon the loss of much loved green space for housing. The story is also very different from the one the paper published in October 2014:-

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/popular-miniature-railway-threatened-bulldozer-8001795

Obviously I wish the miniature railway well but not at the expense of valuable urban green space being built upon.