Monday, July 23, 2012

Exciting find unearthed for launch of Toxteth Heritage Trail

This treasure has been unearthed in the basement of the former Granby School – and it was moved there when the Tiber Street School on Lodge Lane  was demolished. 

It is a fine, carved wood commemorative plaque to the soldiers who died in the First World War. 

If anyone can shed more light on it, or knows someone who might, then please come along to the launch of the Toxteth Heritage Trail tomorrow, as we pull it from the school basement, dust it off and once more remind ourselves of treasures such as this – some still hidden, across the city.

The launch ceremony will be at 2 pm on Tuesday 24th July, outside the Greenhouse Project on Lodge Lane. But there will be people on location from 12.30 pm onwards, with the official opening by the Mayor at 2 pm.

Billy Maxwell, Liverpool City Council Neighbourhoods Team Leader, South Liverpool told me

former Tiber Street School, Lodge Lane
"It was a lifelong local resident, Ivan, who said he thought it was there. We drove round on the off-chance to be told the old Granby school basement had been cleared. We talked the caretaker into letting us look anyway and in the gloom, like a scene from tomb raider, we found it.
Tomorrow will probably be the first time it has seen the light of day since the Tiber Street Primary School was demolished."

If you cannot get along to the launch of the Heritage Trail tomorrow but think you can help Billy and local residents to learn more about the war memorial, you can contact him at Edge Hill Customer Focus Centre,  80 to 82 Wavertree Road, Liverpool. L7 6PT. T: (0151) 225 8693

Former pupils might also be interested in the Facebook Group for the school 

1 comment:

Tim Beaumont said...

I hope we find out more about this memorial. War memorials are, I think, some of the most sacred things within a community and we should always take the opportunity to respect and look after them. Thanks for highlighting this on your blog.