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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Friday, December 15, 2006
    A certain Mr Lennon
    In 1962-63, there was another major attempt to finally put Liverpool on the map. A certain Mr Lennon from Liverpool was waxing lyrically about his city. His words were very descriptive like 'the transient, the complex nature, the irregular and unpredictable, the turbulence which is impossible to stabilise because it comes and goes in the opposite direction to the normal.'
    This could have been John Lennon talking about music or Scousers in general. But it wasn't. It was a Mr G. W. Lennon explaining to the Royal Meteorological Society how difficult it was to place Liverpool on a weather map due to the unique nature of its tidal storms and swells.

    - another gem unearthed by Steve Higginson and Tony Wailey in Edgy Cities.