I gave the story to the Echo on this one over a week ago and have heard nothing yet. So I assume they don't want to feature such an excellent scoop. Therefore Kev can have it pride of place on the forum!
I was recently treated to a very rare mooch around the crypt of St Luke's (Bombed Out) Church. Pictures will be up on the www.stlukeliverpool.co.uk site very soon! The area is out of bounds but with 10 years health and safety up at the Tunnels in Edge Hill, I was well kitted out for a view. Completely off limits to the general public, I was very happy to see this part of the Church.
Having toured the crypt, it comes out in to the 'other side' of the Church which is blocked off from the Church interior and exterior due to its poor condition. This side has been open to the elements since the bomb fell in WW2 and while the other side of the Church 'entrance' had a roof, this has been left to rot.
Having taken a bit of footage and some pictures of the front window, something stopped me in my tracks - was it really what I was seeing?? With a good zoom in on the camera, I came across what you see below.
This Liver Bird, has not been seen since WW2 by anyone but probably a very small handful of people. Considering it was installed in the 1820's/1830's, this has to be one of the most rare Liver Birds - especially in 'stained glass'.
It is even more remarkable that this window has stood the test of time for nearly 200 years - including two world wars!
Pictures to enjoy: