YO! Liverpool
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Liver Birds

  1. #1
    Senior Member Maggie May's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    79
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Liver Birds

    Can any one tell me the origins of the Liver Birds.....my hubby is fascinated by them and I am shame faced to say I dont really know.....


    ADVERTISING



  2. #2
    Senior Member Maggie May's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    79
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Also is it possible to now go inside the Royal Liver Buildings other than on business....something else hubby wants to do.....I have only ever been in the basement bit which used to be a nightclub in the late 70's

  3. #3
    Member crusoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Munich
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I'll leave the question about access to the Liver Buildings up to someone who knows more than wot I do, but a quick Google turned up http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liver_Bird

    There's also our very own
    http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3007

    and
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/4587172a34.html

    and even the Little Book of Liver Birds, awww
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Little-Book-...4462990&sr=8-9

    and lots more where that came from...

  4. #4
    Senior Member Maggie May's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    79
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Oh thank you so much......a lot to look at there.....I will soon be a Liver Birds expert

    May even get a copy of the little Liver Birds book......

  5. #5
    Member crusoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Munich
    Posts
    11
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    You'll leave hubby standing! Have fun!

  6. #6
    Member ScouseLad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Kensington, Liverpool
    Age
    47
    Posts
    32
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hiya

    At the moment there is a free public exhibition on in the Liver Buildings atrium - so this is a way of getting you and your hubby in. Unfortunately you can only get into the exhibition but this allows you to see the atrium!

    The exhibition isn't spectacular (personal opinion) but has got some good photos.

    Exhibition runs until 4th July and details can be found here

    http://www.artinliverpool.com/index....-middlekingdom

  7. #7
    Senior Member Maggie May's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    79
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Thanks for that unfortunately we will be unable to get up to Liverpool while it is on.....I will have to make some enquiries prior to our next trip up in August.....but thanks for the info ..much appreciated

  8. #8
    Senior Member marky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    1,093
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Here's the thread with the Liverbird pics.
    http://www.yoliverpool.com/forum/sho...ight=liverbird
    I recently bought that Liverbird book for a fiver, from St Johns Market (ground floor). I already knew almost all of the external Liverbirds, but it did have a few indoor ones that I hadn't seen before.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Maggie May's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    79
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Oh wow.....now that has made me homesick..again......they are stunning pics.........

  10. #10
    Senior Member ChrisGeorge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Posts
    3,592
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie May View Post
    Oh wow.....now that has made me homesick..again......they are stunning pics.........
    Where are you located Maggie?

    Here's a shot of the Liver Building from Water Street that I took when I was home last May.

    Christopher T. George
    Editor, Ripperologist
    Editor, Loch Raven Review
    http://christophertgeorge.blogspot.com/
    Chris on Flickr and on MySpace

  11. #11
    Senior Member Maggie May's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    79
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    I now live in Hertfordshire.....not a million miles away....actually only about a 3 1/2h drive up the M1/M6 but far enough away not to be able to get up too often what with work commitments and the like

  12. #12
    Senior Member ChrisGeorge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Posts
    3,592
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie May View Post
    I now live in Hertfordshire.....not a million miles away....actually only about a 3 1/2h drive up the M1/M6 but far enough away not to be able to get up too often what with work commitments and the like

    Thanks, Maggie. A bit like my best mate Geoff, of Worcester and (presently) Portsmouth, who drives up to Liverpool to see his aged Mum.

    Check out the following striking view of the Liver Building and Tower Buildings, the same two structures featured in the above photo of mine, as photographed by our talented forum member, Pete Carr:

    http://flickr.com/photos/petecarr/475437514/sizes/o/
    Christopher T. George
    Editor, Ripperologist
    Editor, Loch Raven Review
    http://christophertgeorge.blogspot.com/
    Chris on Flickr and on MySpace

  13. #13
    Senior Member wsteve55's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Crosby
    Posts
    2,199
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie May View Post
    Thanks for that unfortunately we will be unable to get up to Liverpool while it is on.....I will have to make some enquiries prior to our next trip up in August.....but thanks for the info ..much appreciated
    For the last couple of years there have been "open" days, for many historic buildings/sites in Liverpool, including the Liver buildings. I think it's usually around July/August,but if you give the tourist office a ring, they could confirm this.

  14. #14
    Senior Member Maggie May's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    79
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Thanks all so much for the pics and helpful advice....I need to make a plan now to try and see as much of the city centre as we can while we are there...my hubby is SAfrican so he is finding it all very interesting....and I am keen to show him the most interesting bits.....we did the Anglican cathedral last time which he was totally amazed by......

Similar Threads

  1. The Liver Birds flap their wings ?
    By Gerry Jones in forum Liverpool Folklore and Oddities
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-23-2008, 10:59 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

For daily updates, to support us further or to join in the conversation: Follow us on Twitter @YOLiverpool / Like our Facebook Page: @yoliverpoolpics / Join the Facebook Group: YO! Liverpool Pictures

× Thanks for coming to the web site. Support our future by turning off your Ad-Blocker or consider a donation via PayPal or Credit Card!