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Issue:- SATURDAY 4 July 2015

Liverpool's St George's Hall To Unveil Its Exquisite Minton Tile Floor

VISITORS to Liverpool's St Georges Hall will get the rare opportunity to view the spectacular Grade II listed building in all of its remarkable glory this August, as its famous Minton Tiled flooring will once again be unveiled from Friday, 7 August to Sunday, 16 August 2015.

Amongst the world's finest examples of an encaustic tiled floor, the handcrafted mosaic of more than 30,000 tiles were concealed in the 1860's to allow dancing and events at the prestigious venue.

The intricate and exquisite patterned tiled flooring depict the Liver Birds, the Roman god Neptune, sea nymphs, dolphins and tridents in what was the largest Minton pavement in the world when reconstructed.

Cabinet member for culture and tourism, Councillor Wendy Simon said:- "The fantastic Minton Tiles at St George's Hall are always hugely popular with tourists and residents each time they are revealed. The craftsmanship that has gone into the tiles is simply astounding and I would urge anyone who hasn't yet seen them to go along to St George's Hall and see these magnificent tiles."

The Hall will be open daily from 10am to 5pm (last entry 4pm) where visitors will be able to view Liverpool's hidden gem and gaze again at the site of the Great Hall in all its original grandeur.

There will also be 1 hour guided Walk the Floor Tours available each day at 10am to 11am and 4pm to 5pm in which visitors will learn about the history of the Hall and the famous flooring and then be able to access and walk on the World renowned Minton Tiled floor.

If that wasn't enough then why not enjoy a Night on the Tiles; each evening from 6pm to 9pm guests will be able to enjoy the rare privilege of being able to "walk" on the world heritage site floor whilst enjoying a free glass of fizz, and there will also be food available to purchase each evening.

Be sure not to miss this rare opportunity to witness one of the city's most iconic and grand buildings in all of its original splendour when it's infamous Minton Tiled flooring is unveiled from Friday, 7 August to Sunday, 16 August 2015.

For further information please visit:- StGeorgesLiverpool.Co.UK

To recap...


View St Georges Hall Minton Tiled Flooring... St George's Hall, St George's Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ, running from Friday, 7 August to Sunday, 16 August 2015.  Open daily from 10am to 5pm daily, with last entry at 4pm. Entrance fee is just:- £2.50 and can be paid at the Hall.

Walk the Floor Tours... St George's Hall, St George's Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ, running over  Friday, 7 August to Sunday, 16 August 2015. Takes place daily at both 10am to 11am and 4pm to 5pm.  £10 per person (pre book at the Heritage Shop).  Please note that a maximum of 40 people per tour.  No more can be added as it risks damage to the floor.

'Night on the Tiles' will be held at:- St George's Hall, St George's Place, Liverpool, L1 1JJ, over Friday, 7 August to Sunday, 16 August 2015. it will be open from 6pm to 9pm daily with a £12 per person charge (including booking fee).   Tickets can be purchased in person at TicketQuarter at Queen Square, Liverpool, or online. Alternatively, you cal also  call:- 0844 800 0410 to book tickets.

Liverpool parks & open spaces survey

LIVERPOOL City Council is asking for people's views on parks and open spaces. The survey will help the Council better understand the provision of open spaces across the city by securing views on the supply, quantity, quality, accessibility and demand for facilities. The results will feed into a wider Open Space Study; highlighting and then investigating where areas are perceived to be lacking or sufficient in open space.  It sits alongside the work of the Strategic Green and Open Spaces Review Board, independently chaired by Simon O'Brien, which is looking at ways to help Liverpool retain its many and diverse green and open spaces.  Liverpool has 10 large parks, more than 90 other parks and hundreds of other green spaces such as community gardens, sports pitches and allotments.

The survey is 1 of a number of projects feeding in to the preparation of Liverpool's Local Plan, which is a Government requirement and will set out how the city will meet demand for open space, housing, employment and retail between now and 2032/33.  Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, Cabinet member for regeneration, said:- "We've got some fantastic parks and open spaces in Liverpool but what we need to better understand is how people use them, why they visit them or why they don't. This survey is about finding out more about their usage, what people think of the quality and availability and how important they are.  We are keen to hear from local people in order to gain a greater understanding of local circumstances and views towards the amount and use of open space provision."

The questions are relevant to all publically accessible open spaces, whether owned by the City Council or other organisations.  Simon O'Brien, independent chair of the Strategic Green and Open Spaces Review Board, said:- "I would urge people to go online and fill in the survey to help give the fullest picture possible of the use of our parks and open spaces. This valuable piece of research will make an important contribution to my final report."

The Liverpool Parks and Open Space User Feedback Survey can be found online and will run until Friday, 28 August 2015.

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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