Maghull – Another excellent concert at Palm House by MWO

Sefton Park Palm House

It’s hard work being a roadie for the flute player transporting all that heavy gear:-) Seriously, Maghull Wind Orchestra performed another great concert in Liverpool’s wonderful Sefton Park Palm House last Sunday.

Conductor Phil Shotton was not a well man but despite that he led the band to play some lovely music in a quite breathtaking venue.

Here are some shots of the concert:-

Orchestral Conversations

Full Palm House

Band leader Phil Shotton – Lost in the Jungle:-)

The lead photo is also amongst my Flickr shots at:-

Liverpool – Speke Airport – Now John Lennon Airport

An interesting look at the history behind Liverpool’s airport here by the Liverpool Echo – see link above to access their article

Commuters into Liverpool may get a better/quicker ride through Walton?

The BBC has the story on its web site – see link above

Commuters from Sefton’s Eastern Parishes who drive into Liverpool or catch a bus using the A59 County/Walton Road may be in for quicker journey times if this plan comes off and if it successfully addresses traffic congestion on this notoriously traffic-jammed route into Town.

Liverpool – ‘What are those birds up there?’

The Liverpool Echo has the story on its web site – see link above

This article in the Echo brought back memories of our trip on a City Explorer Tour Bus (with Maghull’s very own Phil Marshall as the tour guide) and my blog posting about it from last August. Here’s the link to that posting:-

Liverpool – Looking up, up, up!

Liverpool Waterfront Panorama 2016

I came across this piece recently and it is indeed very interesting. Liverpool and its property developers seem to be aiming very high and the landscape of the City is changing fast. Will this race to the sky really lead to the City’s World Heritage status being withdrawn as many seem to think/fear?

Click on the photo to enlarge it

Liverpool Lime Street Station upgrade – Time-lapse video

Liverpool Lime Street Station at night.

Network Rail have put this time-lapse video (see link above) on youtube with regard to the recent 3 week closure of the station because of massive platform and track works to increase the capacity of Lime Street. It’s worth looking at to see the extent of the works so far.

A Virgin Trains Pendolino train at Liverpool Lime Street Station.