Follow the Poppy Trail in Liverpool (with downloadable map!)
A SPECIAL trail has been created to highlight Liverpool’s links with World War One
To complement the arrival of the iconic Poppies: Weeping Window which will be going on display on part of the façade of St George’s Hall from Saturday 7 November, a trail called Liverpool Remembers has been produced which gives a suggested route around the city centre encouraging residents and visitors to learn more about the trials and tribulations of those whose lives were changed forever by the war.
The trail, which been created by Liverpool City Council in conjunction with National Museums Liverpool, comprises more than 20 locations throughout the city signposting people to memorials ranging from the Liverpool Pals Memorial at Lime Street Station, the Unknown Soldier in Exchange Flags and the Maritime Memorials at the Pier Head right through to buildings of historic interest such as Martins Bank on Water Street, Liverpool Town Hall and several of the city’s museums.
A map detailing all the points of reference is available to download from www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/poppies. It also recommends a route to take in some of the sites which starts at St George’s Hall, works its way through the city centre and ends at the Mersey Ferry Terminal with the dazzle ferry, a First World War centenary art commission by Sir Peter Blake called Everybody Razzle Dazzle.
The full list of recommended locations is:
The Liverpool Pals Memorial, Liverpool Lime Street Station
Liverpool Cenotaph, St George’s Hall Plateau
The Liverpool Scottish Regiment Book of Remembrance, St George’s Hall
Liverpool Kings Regiment Monument, St John’s Gardens
Liverpool Post Office Staff Memorial, Metquarter
The Unknown Soldier, Liverpool Cotton Association Memorial, Exchange Flags
News Room Memorial, Exchange Flags
The Hall of Remembrance, Liverpool Town Hall
Various maritime Memorials at the Pier Head
Liverpool Heroes Memorial, Abercromby Square
Jet of Iada, Calderstones Park
Buildings/activities of historic interest
Royal Court Theatre
St George’s Hall
Walker Art Gallery
Liverpool Central Library
16 Cook Street
Liverpool Town Hall
Royal Liver Building
The Cunard Building
The Port of Liverpool Building
Dazzle Ferry (Everybody Razzle Dazzle)
Museum of Liverpool
Edmund Gardner Pilot Ship
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Albert Dock Liverpool
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