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PEOPLE can now make their mark at one of Liverpool’s most iconic locations thanks to a new fundraising drive at the Anglican cathedral.
Under the scheme people can buy a brick which will be engraved with their name, an important date or message.
The brick will then be placed in the new ‘people’s path’ which stretches from outside the front door of the cathedral to the Lady Chapel.
Individuals or businesses can purchase a brick from £50 with proceeds going towards keeping the cathedral free to visitors.
The People’s Path is in a newly-assigned area of the cathedral grounds dedicated to the people of Liverpool.
Canon Myles Davies, Acting Dean said: "We hope that The People’s Path will become a rich tapestry, detailing life in, and connected to, Liverpool, and featuring people from all walks of life, from all over the world and all with their own connection to the cathedral and the city.
"It is not just about memorial although that is a big part – the cathedral and Liverpool are both living, breathing and growing communities and we invite people to mark perhaps a key date or event in their life such as a graduation or memorable visit, or simply say ‘I am here’.
"For many the cathedral is their symbol of Liverpool and now they can literally be a part of it."
Among those who have already purchased a brick is Rita Delves, to mark her granddaughter Erin Lillie Thompson’s baptism in the cathedral’s Lady Chapel.
Rita said: "I wanted to mark Erin’s baptism in an unusual way and as she gets older she will be able to visit and see her name on show at the cathedral."
"If she ever moves away, I hope it will give her a feeling of grounding and belonging to the city of Liverpool. I hope it gives her a place where she can come to relax, to think and to enjoy."
Sections of the path are being released on a limited basis. Everyone who buys a brick will receive a certificate of authenticity.