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    Old Higsons sign, Gregsons Well pub


    Newsham Park gate-post. I've seen this design somewhere else, with the bird surrounded in a wreath.

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    Good pics and info all

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    Thanks, Marky. As John says, nice photographs. I have to admit though that the sandstone of the Newsham gatepost is so highly eroded that I can't make out a Liver Bird on it. I take your word that it is meant to represent one and that you have seen similar Liver Birds within a wreath. Maybe you could post an example so we can compare them? Thanks in advance.

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    Considering that the parks were laid out by the Corporation, I can't imagine that it's anything but a Liver Bird.
    All Liver Birds carry seaweed in their mouths.
    Admittedly, this design is new to me, but the gates at Sefton Park also have an unusual Liver bird.

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    You've got me worried now, that I've posted a 'duffer'. I'll check around the 'net for a similar design. I know I've seen one recently. I can see that the wings of the bird extend beyond the 'circle' of the wreath, so it does look like a Liverbird with out-stretched wings. This type of design seems to be rarer than the usual side-on view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marky View Post
    You've got me worried now, that I've posted a 'duffer'. I'll check around the 'net for a similar design. I know I've seen one recently. I can see that the wings of the bird extend beyond the 'circle' of the wreath, so it does look like a Liverbird with out-stretched wings. This type of design seems to be rarer than the usual side-on view.
    Hi Marky

    Okay, now you mention the outstretched wings I can discern the shape of the bird. Glad you mentioned that. The design, even down to the wreath, is similar to the way the Roman eagle was displayed. Again I will be most interested to see if you can come up with comparable Liver Birds around the city in better shape than the Newsham one.

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    It only seems to say Newsham on that stone.
    Could it be because the Park was laid out in the grounds of Newsham House, and that the stone predates the Park, and refers to the house?
    In that case it might not be a Liver Bird.

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    Is the word 'Park' on the other gatepost?.


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    Hey my dad used to work for Higsons.....

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    Here's Kevs' pic. from post No.44 of this thread:


    The above is from St. Georges Hall and appears in the book of Liverbirds. The one I posted is from the Newsham Park entrance at Prescot Road. The other post at the entrance does indeed say 'Park' and has some initials on it. I'm pretty sure I saw the same design at another entrance to the park (Sheil Rd end, probably). I'll check the rest of the gate-posts to see if they're any clearer. It looks similar to St Georges Hall Liverbird, but it doesn't appear in the Liverbird book. But not all do. Only an old photograph, if any exist, would confirm.

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    Found this one on the main road opposite the entrance to Brunswick Dock.
    Can not see it on the forum, but maybe my eyes are playing up.
    Also this is at the same location :- >>>>>


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    Extract describing St Georges Hall Liver Birds...doors with panels of foilage inhabited by front-facing Liver Birds and incorporating tridents and the letters SPQL, an adaption of the motto of Rome and meaning 'to the Senate and the People of Liverpool*
    *The Little Book Of Liver Birds by David Cottrell (Breedon Books ISBN 1 85983 547 3)

    The letters SPQL caught my eye as they appear on the the 'Park' gate-post, next to the 'Newsham' gate-post. Therefore, I'd say that the carving on it, is a worn-out, Liverbird (it doesn't look like an Eagle, Dove etc) The one I posted yesterday, and the one of St Georges Hall appear to have a 'Romanesque' look to them.


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    Default Liverpool Town Hall Liverbird

    A rather nice carved Liverbird on a town hall chair
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    don't think these 2 have been posted before

    London Rd


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    trouser leg in town
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    You'll be getting arrested my girl, creeping up on young men and photographing their inside leg!

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    it's cool

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    Here's one I spotted the other month whilst having a quick unofficial tour around Croxteth Hall:





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    [QUOTE=Kev;155086]Here's one I spotted the other month whilst having a quick unofficial tour around Croxteth Hall:

    Wow, well spotted, that is small!

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    just browsed thru all these pictures, fantastic stuff!

    this one caught my eye tho



    ive never seen a liverbird or any other bird in the top of an ionic cap before. This is the top of a column and ive never seen that style before. can anybody tell me where it is? id love to go see this.

    Im also tempted to now make a liverbird. Ill ask my old man and grandad if they ever had to make a liverbird or do some restoration on one, if so there may be a mould lying aroind

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    Hi Mike
    It's in Castle St - it's the boutique hotel.
    I'm in town with hubby this afternoon so I'll get a larger pic for you.
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    hee hee, it looks like that Liver Bird is exposing itself and saying,"Look at me!"

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    Default Sailors Home Gates Liver Bird

    This crowned bird is atop the Sailors Home Gates in Smethwick, W Midlands... it looks very lonely !
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    and this one guarding the new eggs and chicks in the Womens Hospital
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    the birds are actually on the old bank I think the upper floors are part of new hotel, but not sure.
    when you go to see them Mike take binos! they are up at the top by the small windows.



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    Hi All

    A Christmas present to myself, purchased on ebay. I even sent myself a Christmas card. And you thought you were a sad case. . .

    Commemorative medallion from 1931 celebrating the visit of the Lord Mayor of Liverpool to New York City.





    Bronze commemorative medal marking the visit of Edwin Thompson, Lord Mayor of Liverpool, to New York City, May 4-12, 1931. Diameter: 46 x 38mm (approx. 2" high by 1 1/4" wide) Weight: 20 g.

    Reverse inscriptions read: TO COMMEMORATE / THE VISIT OF THE RT HON / THE LORD MAYOR / OF / LIVERPOOL / EDWIN THOMPSON / TO / HIS HONOUR THE MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY / THE HONOURABLE / JAMES J. WALKER MAY 4th-12th 1931

    The Mayor of New York, Jimmy Walker (1881-1946), mayor during the Jazz Age, presided over a corrupt administration. He was quite a character and was nicknamed "Beau James." You can read about him here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Walker

    An article in Time magazine on the administration of Herbert Hoover said that Lord Mayor Edwin Thompson spoke out of turn while he was at a dinner in New York City, revealing something of what President Hoover had said to him at the White House about the economic situation.
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    Excellent Chris
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    Nice item to have!

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