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Cardboard castles springing up on Merseyside

Photo: Liverpool City Council.

There will be a brand new addition to Liverpool’s Williamson Square this week in the form of a15m castle, made from cardboard boxes and sticky tape.

The structure is inspired by Liverpool Castle, which stood in the city for five centuries from the early 1230s.

Castle building workshop Credit: Liverpool City Council

Parts of the castle have already been created in public workshops.

Once these parts have been shipped over to Williamson Square, a team of two French technicians will be joined by up to 100 volunteers to help raise the medieval masterpiece into position – shoppers passing through the area are encouraged to get involved.

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Lost Castles is taking place in all six Liverpool City Region boroughs and is the first cultural project of its kind for the area.

It forms part of the Liverpool 2018 programme which is a celebration of the tenth anniversary of Liverpool’s game-changing year as European Capital of Culture.

The cardboard creations can be found at:

  • Knowsley Safari Park
  • Norton Priory Museum (Halton)
  • Ashton Park, West Kirby (Wirral)
  • North Park, Bootle (Sefton)
  • Victoria Square, near the Town Hall (St Helens)
  • Williamson Square