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A Chance Meeting


Local sculptor Tom Murphy was commissioned by Merseytravel to produce a piece of public art to be placed in Liverpool's Lime Street station.

He decided to depict a chance meeting of two Liverpool icons~Comedian Ken Dodd,and Labour M.P. Bessie Braddock;They often met at Liverpool's Lime Street Station,and would travel to London,all the while arguing about politics:They were divided on the politics,but great friends otherwise.

Ken is seen carrying his iconic laughter tool the infamous "Tickling Stick" ( looks a bit like a featehr duster to me) and Bessie is carrying an egg! Apparently she  was responsible for the inttroduction of the Lion Mark on eggs in the UK somewhere around 1957.

Given it was a busy afternoon in the station it was impossible to get a picture of the complete installation without extraneous travellors getting in the way so I had to settle for a couple of close-ups. I probably will need to go back when during a quiet period to get the picture s I want.

A Chance Meeting


Local sculptor Tom Murphy was commissioned by Merseytravel to produce a piece of public art to be placed in Liverpool's Lime Street station.

He decided to depict a chance meeting of two Liverpool icons~Comedian Ken Dodd,and Labour M.P. Bessie Braddock;They often met at Liverpool's Lime Street Station,and would travel to London,all the while arguing about politics:They were divided on the politics,but great friends otherwise.

Ken is seen carrying his iconic laughter tool the infamous "Tickling Stick" ( looks a bit like a featehr duster to me) and Bessie is carrying an egg! Apparently she  was responsible for the inttroduction of the Lion Mark on eggs in the UK somewhere around 1957.

Given it was a busy afternoon in the station it was impossible to get a picture of the complete installation without extraneous travellors getting in the way so I had to settle for a couple of close-ups. I probably will need to go back when during a quiet period to get the picture s I want.

comments (7)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Aug 2009, 06:16
Great stuff Les. I remember Bessie well - and of course Ken Dodd is still very much around
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 10 Aug 2009, 07:38
love the way you have presented this Les
  • graham pickett
  • SUNNY SOUTHSEA ENGLAND.
  • 10 Aug 2009, 08:15
A very young looking K.D Les, what a woman B.B was,built like a Russian shot putter. Last saw K.D on stage about 2 years ago,he was, and still is a class act.If you get some more captures please post one,this is a very nice presentation, well done!!
Was it Bessie Braddock who complained to Churchill that he was drunk in the house of commons, saying "you sir are drunk" to which Churchill replied " and you madam are ugly, but I will be sober in the morning"

We passed Lime street on our lightening tour but didn't know these were inside
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 10 Aug 2009, 09:47
Lively and lovely. For two such diverse people to converse like that.
Great framing.
Very well put together Les, and great detail in each statue.
Nice! Especially the one at the right, the light is very good.

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