SJ3590 : Welcome to Liverpool

taken 5 years ago, 3 km from Liverpool, Great Britain

Welcome to Liverpool
Welcome to Liverpool
The life-size statue of famous comedian Ken Dodd with his iconic "tickling stick" greets visitors to Liverpool. It is sited on the main concourse of the city's Lime Street Station and is part of a larger work called "Chance Meeting" which also includes a statue of the late Bessie Braddock MP (SJ3590 : Bessie Braddock Statue, Liverpool Lime Street Station).
Chance Meeting

The bronze statues of two of Liverpool's most iconic characters, Ken Dodd OBE (LinkExternal link ) and Bessie Braddock MP (LinkExternal link ) were unveiled in June 2009 on the site of the former Virgin Trains welcome lounge in the main concourse at Lime Street station.

Merseytravel commissioned Liverpool artist Tom Murphy to create the work, which shows the comedy legend and the late politician in a 'Chance Meeting' in the middle of one of the city’s most important gateways. It was unveiled by Ken Dodd on 11 Jun 2009 (LinkExternal link Liverpool Echo )

Liverpool Lime Street Station

Liverpool Lime Street is the largest and oldest railway station in Liverpool, having been opened to the public in August 1836 as the new western terminus of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway LinkExternal link .

Today, it is a terminus for a branch of the West Coast Main Line from London Euston, as well as TransPennine Express trains and other train services. An urban through underground station on the Wirral Line of the Merseyrail network is accessed via the main terminus.

It is a grade II listed building (English Heritage Building ID: 359020 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings)

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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 January, 2016   (more nearby)
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Friday, 5 February, 2016
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City, Town centre  Railways  People, Events 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 350 905 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.4756N 2:58.7366W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 350 905
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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