This project stems from my mother telling me about how my grandmother used to take her, as a child, to visit Birkenhead to visit my great-grandmother. I decided that I wanted to visit the place I had heard so many stories about now that I was living close by in Chester. The more I went to Birkenhead, the stronger I felt a connection with the town, which overlooks the River Mersey. I was feeling more and more at home in a place I barely knew, but had heard about so often while I was growing up. This series of images represents what has become a personal journey of discovery inspired by the fond memories of my family.
Verity Allen • Barbara Balmer • Katie Broome • Chris Cockerill • Emily Horton • Sophie Johnson • Carl Jones • Sophia Keenan • Natalie Meer • Sharon Mosey • Eliane Mueller • Tabitha Sparey • Julie Wem •