St. Lukes Church (the bombed out church) – Liverpool

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/seven-things-you-probably-dont-13028821

The Liverpool Echo has the story on it web site – see link above

There’s been a lot of talk in recent times about how to give this iconic symbol of Liverpool in the Blitz a sustainable future. On a personal level though I can’t escape the story of what happened on the night the incendiary bomb hit St. Lukes and the fact that I had the privilege to talk with a person who was fire watching that night and saw it happen. My previous posting from 2010 refers:-

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2010/11/16/uncle-albert-he-saw-the-bombing-of-liverpool-from-a-birds-eye-view-point/

Sadly ‘Uncle Albert’ died earlier this year but whenever I see St. Lukes or hear of it I think of that brave young chap (who became one of my best mates in his mid 70’s until he passed away aged 95) standing atop George Henry Lees fire watching as Liverpool was being destroyed all around him

War Memorials – Well I did lay down a challenge………

Having said that my last posting on the First World Ward War had been done unless someone gave me another photo………… Well I have that photo, taken in the last few days by Jen Robertson, and it is a great one too:-

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In the famous bombed out church at the top of Liverpool’s Bold Street – St Lukes, which I have posted about previously, this new memorial was temporarily placed. It celebrates that time on Christmas Day when opposing armies played football together in no mans land. A truly fitting end to my postings about World War One in the centenary year of the start of the Great War.

The photo is amongst those on my Flickr site at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

St. Lukes bombed out church – Liverpool

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/more-20000-raised-bombed-out-7650720

The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above

I have posted before about this historic building so it’s nice to see what looks like a positive outcome to the recent difficulties surrounding its future. My original posting was in 2010 and coincidentally I went to see my old chum (now 93) a couple of days ago, who is mentioned in it, and he reminded me of the incendiary bombs falling on Liverpool that fateful night when St. Lukes was struck. That original posting is at:-

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2010/11/16/uncle-albert-he-saw-the-bombing-of-liverpool-from-a-birds-eye-view-point/

Liverpool council confirms developers’ approach for city’s iconic ‘bombed out church’

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The Liverpool Echo has the story:-

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/liverpool-council-confirms-developers-approach-6860512

Please sign the 38degrees petition at:-

www.you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/save-the-bombed-out-church-in-liverpool?bucket&source=facebook-share-button&time=1395686324

My previous posting on this church and the experience of a Maghull resident, dated 16th November 2010, is below:-

www.tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2010/11/16/uncle-albert-he-saw-the-bombing-of-liverpool-from-a-birds-eye-view-point/

St Luke’s is a monument to those who lived and worked in and around Liverpool during the dark days of it being bombed, please don’t let it slip away in an inappropriate way.