No one ever notices the mysterious sequence of panels on the Ashcroft Building.
The building, in Victoria Street/ Cumberland Street, Liverpool used to be the headquarters of J Ashcroft & Co, a billiard and snooker table manufacturer.
If you look just above the third floor window you will see 10 carvings illustrating a number of fables. (Methinks this is the Victorian equivalent of the modern day take of “The Top Ten Aesop’s Fables for the morally weak.” in size 2 font.)
I have made good use of the “Fables of Aesop” website in trying to identify the fables correctly but, if you don’t think I’ve got the right one, please let me know in the comments. I have included a link to the sites main index at the end of the post. For the story behind the individual fables, click on the caption under the picture to open up the relevant page.
Please feel free to comment, make suggestions and leave any questions you may have.