The Minton Tiled Floor
The Great Hall in St. George's Hall in Liverpool has a floor made up from some 30,000 Minton tiles. Covering 140ft by 72ft, the mosaic floor was laid in 1852, at a cost of £3,000. The tiles spend most of their life covered by a wooden floor but, in what seems to have become an annual event, they are uncovered so that people can see them in all their glory for a week or so, and a magnificent sight they are. Many thousands of visitors passed through the hall last time they were uncovered.
The hand-crafted tiles depict tritons, sea nymphs and boys on dolphins, as well as the city's coat of arms.
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