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Book of condolence at Liverpool Town Hall to open for Eric Lynch

A book of condolence will be open at Liverpool Town Hall for people wishing to pay their respects to Eric Lynch.

Eric was made a Citizen of Honour in 2018 and dedicated decades to educating people about Liverpool’s role in the slave trade. He also campaigned successfully for the city to open the International Slavery Museum.

A renowned historian, Eric ran slavery history tours in the city from the 1990s and was also a committed trade unionist, becoming a shop steward at Liverpool City Council where he championed equalities. 

Eric passed away, aged 89, on 1 November 2021.

Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Mary Rasmussen will be the first person to sign the book.

Lord Mayor Liverpool Cllr Mary Rasmussen said: 

“Eric Lynch’s tireless work in Liverpool has been inspirational to many and vitally important for us all.

“Our understanding of Liverpool’s role in the slave trade is immeasurably richer for his work and we thank him for his dedication. 

“It is an honour for the Town Hall to host the book of condolence and I would encourage anyone with memories of this exceptional man to share them.”

The book will remain in the Hall of Remembrance at the Town Hall from Monday 15th until Friday 19th November, and people are invited to sign from 9am-4pm.

READ MORE: Service of Remembrance takes place in Liverpool Cathedral

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