AN HISTORIAN’S long campaign to commemorate one of Britain’s greatest politicians will finally be recognised this weekend.
Brenda Murray, 89, has worked tirelessly to raise money for an 8ft bronze bust of William Gladstone to be unveiled near to Seaforth House, where the four-time Prime Minister lived from the age of four to 17.
More than £25,000 was needed for the project, with a £10,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund going a long way to helping make Brenda’s dream come true.
The memorial will now be unveiled by Birkenhead MP Frank Field at 12pm on Saturday (February 25).
The monument, sculpted by Tom Murphy, will stand in the grounds of Our Lady Star Of The Sea Church, facing the site of St Thomas’ Church, Seaforth, which was built by Gladstone’s father, John, and demolished in 1980.