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The Blitz Memorial


Between the 9th August 1940 and the 10th January 1942 Liverpool was subjected to sustain heavy bombing raids and many of the civilian population were killed or injured during this period.

As  tribute in their honour sculpturer Tom Murphy designed the Liverpool Blitz Memorial. The final sculpture was cast in bronze and sited on the grounds of St Nicolas Church near the Pier Head. The poignant statue features a mother with babe in arms, beckoning her playful son to leave his toy plane and seek shelter from the bombs. This view shows the son at the top of the staircase in the shadow of the Liver Buildings.

The Blitz Memorial


Between the 9th August 1940 and the 10th January 1942 Liverpool was subjected to sustain heavy bombing raids and many of the civilian population were killed or injured during this period.

As  tribute in their honour sculpturer Tom Murphy designed the Liverpool Blitz Memorial. The final sculpture was cast in bronze and sited on the grounds of St Nicolas Church near the Pier Head. The poignant statue features a mother with babe in arms, beckoning her playful son to leave his toy plane and seek shelter from the bombs. This view shows the son at the top of the staircase in the shadow of the Liver Buildings.

comments (4)

Nice juxtaposition of the two main parts of the picture here Les, and almost a silhouette but not quite.
Les Auld: I did think a bit of detail helped with the picture, thanks for the comment Brian.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 May 2008, 14:13
Great picture of an excellent statue. I saw a movie last week of the life of a boy during the blitz. The statue reminds me of it.

I like how in your picture the boy is pointing his plane at the liver.
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Louis, hope you enjoyed the film.
I've not seen this one before Les. You have a great angle here works well with the Liver in the background.
Les Auld: Thanks Alistair, it is just above the eye line and quite easy to miss, thanks for the comment.
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 May 2008, 23:58
... and that's why Liverpool is such a hotch potch of horrible new buildings. It's amazing that any survived really.

I do like this picture. I like the way you've made a triangle in the sky, with the little boy to one side and the Liver Building to the other. Makes it powerful somehow
Les Auld: The planners of the fifties and sixties do have a lot to answer for, thanks for the comment Ellie.

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