Built between 1904 and 1978, the Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on Upper Duke Street, Liverpool is adorned with numerous carvings, statues and iconography. To do this building justice it would need a blog all of its own and maybe something I’ll do in the future.
However, for now, I’d like to show you some interesting items on the Earl of Derby’s tomb.
At the head of the tomb is a model of the cathedral. The Earl was a major benefactor to the cathedral and numerous other building throughout the city.
At his feet are an eagle and child. The Earl of Derby’s family surname is Stanley and the eagle and child is part of the families crest.
Finally, Scouse Mouse. Tucked behind a tassel on the left hand side of the tomb is a small bronze mouse. There are various stories as to why the mouse is there. The one I remember most is the one my Gran told me and that was “that all creatures were welcome in God’s house.”
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