Baby Hospice Funding Shortfall

Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice

Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice is a registered charity providing 24 hour care and support for families of babies with life-limiting or life-threatening illnesses.

The hospice relies on fundraising for 80% of its annual income, and has recently lost thousands of pounds as a result of cancelled events. It desperately needs help to be able to continue with its vital work helping seriously ill babies and infants.

Bartletts Solicitors is a proud supporter of Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice, and we would like to encourage everyone to support the charity at this critically important time. You can find out more below. Please share the link with as many as people as possible so we can act today to protect the tomorrow for Zoë’s Place:

https://www.zoes-place.org.uk/liverpool/default.aspx

3D Virtual Tours

World Museum’s Dinosaurs and Natural World virtual tour

As the nationwide series of lockdowns continues, it is important to remember that some wonderful exhibitions and collections can be viewed from the comfort of our own homes. National Museums Liverpool offers a wealth of content online, including virtual tours of galleries, exhibitions and museums, such as the World Museum and the International Slavery Museum.

To take one example, the Dinosaurs and Natural World gallery at the World Museum explores the story of life on Earth through a collection of full-size dinosaurs skeletons, time tunnel and Climate Change displays. You can find out more here:

https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/virtual-tours

The National Gallery Of The North

The Walker Art Gallery, William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EL

Bartletts Solicitors has a longstanding relationship with the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

Established in 1877, the Walker Art Gallery houses one of the UK’s largest and most prestigious art collections, featuring beautiful paintings, sculpture and decorative art from the 13th century to the present day.

Often referred to as ‘the National Gallery of the North’, the gallery closed temporarily in 1931 to allow an extension to be built. Gifts of £10,000 each from George Audley, FC Bowring and Thomas Bartlett helped pay for the work.

Today, our firm is proud to continue to support the Walker Art Gallery and its collection, which reflects the people of Liverpool’s commitment to and appreciation of the arts.

Liverpool Cathedral’s Famous Bells

The Bells of the Anglican Liverpool Cathedral, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK

Where do you think the highest and heaviest collection of church bells are located? Are they in London, Paris or Rome?

All wrong, they are in Liverpool Cathedral, and they have a direct link to Bartletts Solicitors. 

Thomas Bartlett was a successful Liverpool businessman who worked from Marldon Chambers where we are based. You might have guessed already from his name that he was a direct relation of our owners. Thomas left money in his will for a ring of 12 bells for the new Cathedral which was under construction.

He died on 4th September 1912, more than a quarter of a century before the bells which bear his name were cast, and 39 years before they were first rung. In accordance with his wishes, his final resting place is in the ringing chamber where his ashes sit in a coffer on a stone plinth.