Liverpool Cathedral asks for Battle of the Atlantic memories

Liverpool Cathedral is asking the people of Liverpool to share their stories and artefacts for an exhibition dedicated to the Battle of the Atlantic.

The exhibition ‘Sharing Our Memories: Remembering the Battle of the Atlantic’ will run at the Cathedral from May 7th until the end of that month and is being put together using material from the Maritime Museum, the Western Approaches and original documents from the Cathedral Archives.

The exhibition will take the form of a trail around the Cathedral, interspersing personal stories with the Cathedral’s own war memorials and information about its link to the battle.

Cathedral archivist Val Jackson has researched some of the names and ships remembered on the Battle of Atlantic memorial in Tower Hill and at the Commonwealth War Grave at the Pier Head, together with the Western Approaches Roll of Honour of more than 6000 names, and some of this information will also feature in the display.

However, the Cathedral is looking for more material. Val Jackson said: “We are looking for personal memories, photographs, letters – anything that helps tell the story of how the Battle of the Atlantic impacted on the people of Liverpool. We want to help tell those stories that have remained hidden and recognise the bravery of those involved.”

Loaned artefacts will be kept in locked glass cabinets, or alternatively Cathedral archivists can arrange to take photographs/copies of them.

If you have something to share, please contact Cathedral Archivist Val Jackson by Monday 8th April on 0151 702 7227 or email val.jackson@liverpoolcathedral.org.uk