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Escaping the inner city

Photograph by Paul Farley

Go to the city at the western edge of the country and then go to the edge of that city, the north-eastern edge, the very rim, beyond which you’re not in Liverpool any more but Lancashire. The place is called Netherley, and it lies between Prescot, Knotty Ash, West Derby and Knowsley; it’s little more than a large housing project called the Woodlands Estate, abutting farmland.

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