|Site images, May 2007|
The four billboards are located at the bottom end of Leece Street, at the junction of Berry Street, Renshaw Street and Bold Street. Leece Street is one of the two main exit roads from the city centre to Liverpool John Lennon Airport and is the main artery link between the city centre and Liverpool's two Universities. The billboard company - Titan Outdoor - put viewing figures on these panels at 130,000 per week.
Directly opposite the billboards is St. Luke's Church, known locally as The Bombed Out Church as only its shell remains from a direct WWII hit. In the top image, the right-hand billboard is visible through the railings on the left. Images from the tenantspin Bold Street project, co-curated by Alan Dunn. See www.tenantspin.org for further details.
|St Luke's is occasionally used by local arts/history collective Urban Strawberry Lunch to present images of the church in post-WWII condition. These black & white images are mounted to the metal railings that immediately face the four billboards. At ground level, they attract a lot of attention but also tend to suffer from random acts of vandalism. Images below from 1st May 2007.|