I’ve written very rough drafts of chapters on the history of the land from the mesolithic up to 1800, and sections of the FAQ covering things like the Liver Bird, Liverpool slang and street numbering, have created an image bank and received some copyright clearances. I’m currently tinkering with a chapter on the draining of the land and laying out of the streets 1800-1820, covering the influence of Roscoe. And I’m putting together a proposal for a book.
I also have a number of smaller sections which will slot in to later chapters, and am now shifting focus slightly to jump ahead to the 1860s. The project I mentioned on links to the confederate states is in the planning stages now, so I can combine the two overlapping pieces of writing to make better use of my time before I return to the 1820s and birth of the square later.
I’m also off to a Dylan Thomas symposium next month, so that will shift my focus for a little while. But don’t worry my invented virtual friend, I’ll still be here for you too, and will start giving you some more pretty pictures and fascinating histories soon. I’m thinking about doing a few on twentieth century occupants too, just for the blog and for you, as you are my faithful friend and I want to please you. What do you think?