February 25, 2021

The Birkenhead2020 Project – October Round-up

I’m writing the October Round-up at the end of February, partly due to the IT issues I had last year and partly because there’s a huge backlog of photographs to edit and add titles to. Anyway, better late than never! There’s lots of lovely autumn colours in these photos and I hope you enjoy looking […]

October 19, 2020

The Birkenhead2020 Project – September Round-up

Welcome to the September update! Autumn is fast approaching and the shadows are getting longer, while the days get shorter. The website has hit a nice milestone this month – we’ve had 15,000 different people visit the website since the beginning of the year and they have viewed pages nearly 50,000 times 🙂 It’s a […]

October 5, 2020

The Birkenhead2020 Project – August Round-up

A very belated update for August! I had a bit of an IT crisis and couldn’t upload the photos to the website until now – better late than never! Anyway, we now have very nearly 9000 photos of the streets of Birkenhead on the website and we’re steadily working our way through the remaining streets […]

August 8, 2020

The Birkenhead2020 Project – July Round-up

Seven months in to the project and only 5 to go! We’ve been getting back up to speed following the lockdown and have been out and about much more than in previous months. There are now over 8,000 photos that have been uploaded to the website and there are now over 560 different streets with […]

July 5, 2020

The Birkenhead2020 Project – June Round-up

We’ve hit a significant milestone for The Birkenhead2020 Project – six months of the year have passed, which means we are half way through! We are well on target to complete the project on time, despite the Covid-19 lockdown. This doesn’t mean that you can’t volunteer to contribute photographs to the project and you can […]

June 7, 2020

The Birkenhead2020 Project – May Round-up

One of the interesting things about the Birkenhead2020 Project is that not only are we documenting the streets of Birkenhead and creating an archive for future historians, but you can see the changes as the seasons pass by. In January, there trees were bare and there was a chill in the air. Now, at the […]

May 3, 2020

The Birkenhead2020 Project – April Round-up

April has come and gone (where did the time go?) This means that we’re ⅓ of the way through the year already. Despite the constant shadow of Covid-19 looming over us all, there is an air of bright positivity that, whilst it can’t banish the Covid-19 shadow, can make it more bearable. We’ve all seen […]

April 22, 2020

Doorstep Portraits during the Covid-19 Lockdown

During the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, I like many others are immensely appreciative of the tremendous hard work and sacrifice that our NHS staff and all keyworkers are tirelessly committing themselves to.  I have set up a fundraiser for a lasting commemoration of the work that these members of our community have put in.  The commemoration […]

April 3, 2020

The Birkenhead2020 Project – March Round-up

Welcome to the March round-up – I’ll be honest, it isn’t quite the round-up I thought I’d be writing at the beginning of the month and it has proved harder to write than I thought it would be. Covid-19, Corona Virus, social distancing, key workers, hand sanitiser, global pandemic, Thank you NHS, ventilators, lockdown, face […]

February 28, 2020

The Birkenhead2020 Project – February Round-up

And another month has gone … here we are on February 29th and Christmas only seemed like it was a couple of weeks ago! Following on from the amazing variety of weather we had in January, the February weather was either gloriously sunny or very wet and very windy, but always cold! (Thanks, Ciara & […]

January 31, 2020

The Birkenhead2020 Project – January Round-up

It’s 31st January … already! Photography for the Birkenhead2020 Project started (too) early on New Year’s Day and we’ve now reached the end of the first month of the project – time flies! In this post, I’ll provide some stats for you and also show some of my favourite photographs we’ve taken this month. Between […]