Photographer's Note

THE LIVER BIRD is a mythical creature which is the symbol of the city of Liverpool. It is normally represented as a cormorant, and appears as such on the city's arms, in which it bears a branch of laver seaweed.

Representations of the bird can be found throughout Liverpool. The two most famous stand atop the clock towers of the Royal Liver Building at Liverpool's Pier Head, overlooking the Mersey.

THIS PICTURE shows the liver bird in the ironwork gate of the old Liverpool Sailors' Home, which was designed to provide safe, inexpensive lodging for sailors, and to offer educational and recreational opportunities, in contrast to the temptations on offer in the docklands area. The Sailors' Home closed in July 1969.

The restored and repainted gates are now located in Liverpool One, the city's revamped open air shopping centre.

Close up of the bird in the WORKSHOP.


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Additional Photos by Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2802 W: 35 N: 5670] (30234)
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