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Liverpool Post Office Staff

WM reference
2358
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 15 Jun 1924
  • Rededicated : 8 March 2006
Current location

Met Quarter Shopping Centre
Victoria Street
Whitechapel
Liverpool
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 6DA
England
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 34559 90467
Denomination: Undefined

Previous location

The Conservation Centre
Whitechapel
Liverpool
Liverpool
Merseyside
England
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 370 910
Denomination: Undefined

Previous location

General Post Office
Victoria Street
Liverpool
Liverpool
Merseyside
England
OS Grid Ref.: Undefined
Denomination: Undefined

Previous location

in main hall
Post Office
23-33 Whitechapel
Liverpool
Liverpool
Merseyside
England
OS Grid Ref.: Undefined
Denomination: Undefined

Description

A statue of a woman sitting down in Greek costume, with helmet on right knee, symbolising Britain mourning her dead. Poppy held in left hand and wreath of poppies by left foot. A small winged figure of victory, holding a trumpet and palm of victory, carved on shield on right side of statue. Lion carved on left side of throne and two sphinx facing each other on the back separated by a tripod. The back corners of the chair are supported by lion's paws. Festoons decorate the base of the pedestal. The statue was originally mounted on a base with eight green slate panels inscribed with names and dedication on each side. Since it has been moved the statue now stands without the base and the panels from the base are displayed on the wall within an illuminated recess behind the statue. Inscription in gilt, lettered in Roman on sides of the pedestal.

Inscription

IN HONOUR/OF THOSE MEMBERS/OF THE LIVERPOOL/POST OFFICE STAFF/WHO FELL IN THE/GREAT WAR/1914-1918/THEY DIED FOR US: / THEY LEFT THIS BLESSED FORTUNE OF THE LIGHT / AND GAVE THEMSELVES TO DARKNESS, / TO OUR LOVE RETURNING NEVER / BUT LO PRESIDING OVER US. / LIKE STARS OVER THE NIGHT / QUIET AND LOVELY AND SUPREME / LIVES THEIR DEATH FOREVER / Lascelles Abercrombie/(Names)

Names on memorial

Adams, W E
Agard, G
Antrobus, S J
Bagshaw, W J
Bamber, S
Barber, J R
Barlow, H
Baxter, J
Bell, E L
Bell, F J
See details for all 156 names

Subject/Period

First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: Undefined
Served and returned: Undefined
Died: Undefined
Exact count:
Information shown: Surname, initial
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Pedestal
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 1359mm
Materials: Stone - Green Westmorland
Listed?: No

Component

Figure
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 1320mm
Materials: Stone - Limestone
Listed?: No

Component

Tablets
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Stone - Green Westmorland
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 15 Jun 1924
Attended by: Mr T O'Connor MP

Ceremony

Rededicated
Date: 8 March 2006
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

Unknown or N/A
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

Public Sculpture of Britain Liverpool, (1997) pp. 246-8

Reference

http://catalogue.postalmuseum.org/collections/getrecord/GB813_Mem260

Reference

Liverpool Diocesan Review, Vol. 2 Sept 1927

Reference

'Photographs of War Memorials in Liverpool & District page 16-17

Reference

Architectural Review Supplement, October 1927, Modern English Carvers series page 154

Reference

Liverpool Daily Post, 1 October 2005, Jessica Shaughnessy, 'War memorial to be delivered home'

Reference

Daily Post, August 16 2005, pg 10, David Charters, ' A fitting tribute to out lost heroes'

Reference

Re-dedication service booklet, 8 March 2006

Reference

Liverpool Echo, 9 March 2006, pg.22, 'Memorial back at post office site'.

Reference

Liverpool Echo, 18 March 1999, 'Memorial still without a home'

Reference

Post Office War Memorial, Statue unveiled by Mr T P O'Connor MP

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