"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. Slideshow Upload Buy Image