Tuesday, 29 December 2009

The laying of a wreath at Gladstone's statue on the 200th anniversary of his birth

A goodly crowd gathered in the garden's of St George's Hall Liverpool to see the deputy Lord Mayor lay a wreath at the statue of Gladstone to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth in the city. Lib Dem cabinet member Gary Millar was master of ceremonies. He is pictured above with a bust of Gladstone which is part of the new exhibition in the Gladstone Gallery in the Hall which is there for the next 3 months
The event was organised with St Deniol's library and they have learnt material for the new exhibition. Three talks followed the wreath laying-mercifully in doors as it was mightily cold. We learnt all about Gladstone's childhood in that paradise that was Litherland and a stout defence of Gladstone's actions in the Sudan concerning General Gordon (see the earlier posting)

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