HMS Birkenhead was one of the first iron-hulled ships built for the Royal Navy. She was designed as a steam frigate, but was converted to a troopship before being commissioned.
She was wrecked on 26 February 1852, while transporting troops to Algoa Bay at Danger Point near Gansbaai, 87 miles (140 kilometres) from Cape Town in the Cape Colony. There were not enough serviceable lifeboats for all the passengers, and the soldiers famously stood firm on board, thereby allowing the women and children to board the boats safely and escape the sinking. Only 193 of the estimated 643 people on board survived, and the soldiers' chivalry gave rise to the unofficial "women and children first" protocol when abandoning ship, This mural was painted in appalling weather conditions in January 2020 by Liverpool artist, Paul Curtis, located on the side of Gallagher's Traditional Pub, located in Birkenhead, overlooking the River Mersey.
Check out the page via the street art page!
The Only Fools and Horses mural page is up!
Painted in 2019 for the Only Fools themed bar in Liverpool on Seel street the mural of Del Boy, Rodney and Uncle Albert stood in front of the Nelson Mandela house in Peckham, makes the bar stand out for passers by to see.
The mural was actually painted over one of Paul's previous murals of a monkey for the bar Circo before the bar was taken over by the Only Fools bar.
Head over to the page via the street art page to check out the page.
Johnny King's wife and family were invited to Tranmere Rovers today to view the work done by all the brilliant volunteers from Tranmere Rovers Trust in refurbishing the Johnny King stand. It was an honour to meet them all.
The family approved of the mural, and that means a huge amount to me. I didn't want to let them down.
Many thanks again to all the volunteers. They worked like Trojans all summer 👏👏