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Photo © Rod BurkeyPremier Member! Click for more info.. (1st July 2014)
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"William Mackenzie Pyramid Tomb, Liverpool."

Imagine the scene, it’s late on a cold dark misty night, as you walk alone along Rodney Street, Liverpool, a street flanked by Georgian buildings, where once Gladstone lived, Brian Epstein was born and many doctors now have their practices. It also has links with grave robbers. As you pass by the churchyard of St. Andrews, a strange light shines from what normally is the sealed entrance to the pyramid shaped tomb of William Mackenzie. Inside, sits a smartly dressed man at a table holding a hand of cards. Are you dreaming? Maybe! Local legend has it that Mackenzie wanted to be placed in the tomb, seated as if enjoying a game of cards, hoping to cheat the devil claiming his soul if buried under the earth. Thus, his story was added over the years to many ghost tales which involve Rodney Street.Probably, William is buried beneath rather than inside the pyramid. He lived from 1794 to 1851. Sharing his eternal rest there are both his wives, Mary and Sarah.

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Photographer: © Rod Burkey (Gallery)Premier Member! Click for more info..(1st July 2014)
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William Mackenzie Pyramid Tomb, Liverpool.

Imagine the scene, it’s late on a cold dark misty night, as you walk alone along Rodney Street, Liverpool, a street flanked by Georgian buildings, where once Gladstone lived, Brian Epstein was born and many doctors now have their practices. It also has links with grave robbers. As you pass by the churchyard of St. Andrews, a strange light shines from what normally is the sealed entrance to the pyramid shaped tomb of William Mackenzie. Inside, sits a smartly dressed man at a table holding a hand of cards. Are you dreaming? Maybe! Local legend has it that Mackenzie wanted to be placed in the tomb, seated as if enjoying a game of cards, hoping to cheat the devil claiming his soul if buried under the earth. Thus, his story was added over the years to many ghost tales which involve Rodney Street.Probably, William is buried beneath rather than inside the pyramid. He lived from 1794 to 1851. Sharing his eternal rest there are both his wives, Mary and Sarah.
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Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION Model: NIKON D300
Exposure Program: Aperture Priority, Focal length: 45 mm, Aperture: f 5, ISO: 200, Exposure time: 1/500 sec, Metering Mode: Multi-Segment, Exposure Bias: 1 EV
Date/Time Creation: June 29, 2014, 11:46 am
ImageID:1190669, Image size: 2220 x 2790 pixels

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Comment by rustyruth(1st July 2014)

Nice shot Edward, and a wonderfully written and interesting narrative too.

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Comment by James Prescott(1st July 2014)

nice one Rod-and an unusual story behind it.

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Comment by Dave John(1st July 2014)

Excellent reading backing up an interesting image Rod

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Comment by David SwannPremier Member! Click for more info..(1st July 2014)

A unique memorial with a unique tale to tell.

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Comment by Edward Lever(1st July 2014)

I remember as a kid going to an orthodontist in Rodney Street. I was probably more scared of the dentist than ghosts, so I never noticed the tomb. Very interesting story, Rod, they don't make monuments like that any more.

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