This weekend I visited Liverpool!
I travelled by train on Saturday and came home last night. The weather was glorious and I managed to fit lots of shopping, eating and sightseeing into my 24 hours. I haven't been to Liverpool in years and so it was lovely to go exploring once again..
This time, we discovered a little piece of history that I didn't know existed. St Lukes Church..or as most people know it "The Bombed out Church".
It is situated just out of town on Leece Street and to anyone who isn't really looking, remains mostly intact from the outside.
THE STORY: The story behind it is that in WW2 The Nazis decided to hit Liverpool hard by dropping bombs over 7 consecutive night, in an event called the May Blitz. The church was left as a shell, it has no roof or windows, but as far as I can see, everything else is in tact. Over the years there have been plans for it to be knocked down several times, but petitions always put a stop to this. Today, it is run by a group of volunteers who host a range of activities from poetry to concerts to keep the spirit alive.
If you want to know more, this website can tell you more than I ever can.
As everyone knows, I am a bit of a history geek and so this place was right up my street. The sunny weather made it all the better and I love that such a peaceful and pretty place has come out of something so disastrous.
You must go and see it!