Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Looking at Lichfield from the outside

Lichfield through the lens of Nick Brickett ... as seen on the Lichfield Blog

Patrick Comerford

The Lichfield Blog is a new blog that describes itself as home to all things in the Cathedral city since 2009.

The site was created by Sammy J, who has lived in Lichfield for the last four or five years and who sees is as a platform for his views on Lichfield. The blog has proved popular enough to be expanded and to introduce a wealth of new writers and contributors.

This morning (24 March), the Lichfield Blog comments on my blog posting yesterday on my latest visit to Lichfield:

Looking at Lichfield from the outside

It’s often difficult to judge somewhere that’s right on your doorstep and that’s definitely the case with Lichfield.

There’s so much to complain about (as readers of this here blog will know!), but it’s easy to forget why so many visitors make the journey to the city every year.

One such person is Rev Patrick Comerford, a former writer at the Lichfield Mercury, who now runs his own blog from his base in Ireland.

It turns out he’s been back to Lichfield recently and has put together a great introduction to the city, as well as highlighting why it has such a special meaning to him.

Rev Patrick told The Lichfield Blog:

“It was wonderful to return to Lichfield for a few days last week. Although my family connections with Lichfield are dim and distant, and it’s many years since I lived or worked in the city, it remains home from home and I love being able to get back two or three times a year.”

The Lichfield Blog can be contacted by emailing them at thelichfieldblog@ymail.com or by visiting their Twitter page.