Architecture: A Masterpiece for Merseyside

After 74 years of building, Liverpool has its cathedral

Master Stone Carver Tom Murphy was born in 1904, the year King Edward VII visited the booming port city of Liverpool to lay the foundation stone of a great new Anglican cathedral. As Murphy grew up, so did the cathedral, with stone upon hand-dressed stone rising on a rocky eminence overlooking the Mersey River. Then, 44 years ago, Murphy himself joined the work force on the vast new church. In the decades since, with hammer, chisel and mallet, he has carved more than 100 heraldic...

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