Ken Dodd & Bessie Braddock

Sculpture at Lime Street Station

TWO of Liverpool’s iconic characters have been immortalised in bronze. The statues of comedian Ken Dodd and the late politician Bessie Braddock are located on the concourse of Lime Street Station. Sculptor Tom Murphy spent a year creating the sculpture which is called "Chance Meeting", it stands on the site of the former Virgin Trains welcome lounge.


Picture taken on Tuesday 16th June 2009
© Gerard Fleming


“Chance Meeting”

These Sculptures were inspired by two legendary Liverpudlians

Ken Dodd O.B.E.

One of Liverpool’s greatest entertainers, bringing laughter

and joy to millions for more than 50 years.

Bessie Braddock MP. 1899 – 1970

Labour MP for Liverpool Exchange for over 24 years.

She campaigned tirelessly to improve the conditions for

her constituents. Awarded freedom of the city in 1970.

Unveiled by Ken Dodd in June 2009

Sculptor Tom Murphy    


Friends of Liverpool Monuments