- A City Disappeared
A NEW display of evocative black and white photographs entitled Liverpool Photos has just gone on display in the Entrance Hall of the People's History Museum in Manchester.
The photographs were taken in 1968 by Freddy Tornberg who is now an established photographer, filmmaker and illustrator in his native Denmark. He visited Liverpool at the beginning of his career on his way from Ireland to London and was trying to capture the atmosphere of daily life in a working class neighbourhood of the city.
When Freddy returned to Liverpool just over ten years later he was unable to find the areas depicted in the photographs as the city had changed so radically in that period. This display is a reminder of what life was like for some in Liverpool in the late 1960's and how much the city has changed and continues to develop. Liverpool Photos will be on display at the museum until Sunday 16 May 2004.
- Speed Sparks Smiles or Scowls
DRIVERS along a main route in Liverpool are to be greeted with smiles or scowls depending on their speed.
Motorists who keep within the 30 mph speed limit along Childwall Valley Road and neighbouring roads will see a smiley face, but those who exceed the speed limit will be shown a scowling face. The faces flash up on an electronic display and are triggered by a radar device.
This move follows a successful campaign last year along the Aigburth Road corridor. The campaign, which will last a month, is being run in partnership with Merseyside Police
The route has been chosen because research has shown a high number of drivers in the area exceed the speed limit.
Councillor Peter Millea, Executive Member for Regeneration, said:-"We will be using a number of smiley devices and I hope that motorists get the message - Excessive speed plays a big part in many accidents and we are doing what we can to get motorists to stay within the limit."
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- MERSEYSIDE SCHOOLS TO TAKE ON KIELDER CHALLENGE
A JOINT team of eight 13 to 16 year olds from Dorin Park School and Kingsway High School, based on Wealstone Lane in Upton, are preparing to go head-to-head with more than 180 UK schools in the heats stage of the 2004 Kielder Challenge.
Now in its 20th year, the Kielder Challenge is a unique, free to enter, adventure competition organised by the UK's leading outdoor access charity Fieldfare Trust and supported by the HSBC Education Trust. The national competition involves teams of year 8 to 11 young people with and without physical, sensory and learning disabilities.
The joint team will be taking part in a day-long regional heat, being held on April 30 at Delamere Forest in Cheshire, where they hope to win one of only 12 places in the grand final of the 2004 Kielder Challenge.
At the heat, the teams will put their problem-solving, communication and teamwork skills to the test as they battle against the clock to complete a series of problem-solving activities, which include obstacle courses and rope mazes.
This is the second year Dorin Park School has entered a team in the Kielder Challenge.
The regional heats stage of the 2004 Kielder Challenge is taking place during April and May at country parks and woods throughout the UK. The two-day grand final takes place in September in the magnificent setting of Kielder Forest in Northumberland.
FINISHING LINE FOR WOMEN'S RACE
THE finishing line is approaching for people who want to take part in one of Europe's largest women-only runs.
Entrants for the 18th Worst Kept Secret Liverpool Women's 10k Run only have until this Friday, 30 April 2004, to apply.
And there are hopes the 2004 event will break the records of 3,561 runners which was set in 2001.
The event takes place on Sunday 16 May at Sefton Park and is organised by the city council. It is one of the few where novice runners can rub shoulders with top class athletes.
It starts and ends at Sefton Park and incorporates a six mile route around south Liverpool.