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

    Friday, May 16, 2008
    Croxteth dandelions
     


    On this spot millennia ago the Viking adventurer Croc moored his longboat and set up camp, and Croxteth, Croc's Steath [Croc's Landing Place], was born.

    On this spot centuries ago (back as far as 1425) the worshipping community of St Swithins first celebrated a Mass and four Catholic churches have existed there through the centuries.

    On this spot many people lived, until the death of municipal housing in the 1990s.

    On this spot many youngsters, en-route from home to the leisure park on a path cut by their own feet, have played, fought, shouted, skimmed stones in the River Alt.

    On this spot tomorrow there may be a Tesco, or a re-sited community comprehensive school, or a sports centre, depending which politician is talking it up today.

    On this spot I'd quite like to see the new Goodison (it'd be handy for me). But that's not likely to happen. In which case I prefer it with the dandelions.

    Pic taken on my Rogation walk last week