Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy Birthday, Dear Gladstone

Today is Mr Gladstone's 200th birthday.

Liberal Burblings marked the day by posting a recording of the Grand Old Man's voice. It claims to be "remastered" but I am not sure it is any clearer than the original, which I have on a CD somewhere.

And Birkdale Focus reports the laying of a wreath at Gladstone's statue in St George's Hall, Liverpool.

As ever, let us leave the last word to Lord Bonkers:
The names of every great Liberal are to be found in the Visitors Book here at the Hall. As a boy I was dandled upon the knee of Mr Gladstone (a first-rate dandler, as I recall).

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