Lawrence and Katie Kenwright always loved 30 James Street, which once served as the White Star Line headquarters. In addition to its extensive maritime history, 30 James Street is an architectural wonder that was designed by Richard Norman Shaw and J. Francis Doyle.
Dating back to 1986, the building was created for the White Star Line, and was the port of registry for all of the White Star Line ships, including their most famous vessel, RMS Titanic. For this reason, the “Liverpool” lettering adorned the ship’s stern – which is why the city and the liner are synonymous with one another.
The White Star Line was not just responsible for building some of the biggest ships in the world at the time of their launch, but it also provided regular employment for the people of Liverpool and shaped the multi-cultural society we are so proud to be part of.
Both Lawrence and Katie believe 30 James Street belongs to the city of Liverpool, and that they are just taking care of the key. Their goal is to preserve the building’s remarkable architecture and history to the best of their ability, which is why they have fully restored the building whilst honouring the history of the White Star Line.
There is, however, one thing missing: the White Star Line clock. The clock was featured on 30 James Street, also known as Albion House, since it was first constructed, but it somehow disappeared in the 1940s. We are therefore asking the public to help track the clock down.
We are asking for any clues as to where the clock might be. We want you to ask your friends, parents, grandparents and everyone in between if they know the location of the clock. Someone out there has to know where the clock is or where it went – so we’re reaching out for the answer.
Lawrence recently told the Liverpool Echo: “Mystery still surrounds the location of the grand clock, which, for almost fifty years, hung proudly on the building overlooking the Dock Road. We would love to restore it and bring it back in to use, and that is why we have launched a campaign to find it.
“We’re asking people to get in touch if they have any information regarding its whereabouts. It would be fantastic to put it back and bring it home.”
If you believe you know where the clock could be, please give us a call today on 0151 459 4101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. With your help, we could return this historic clock to its rightful place.