Rare and Interesting Plaques

The Baptistry holds some rare treasures. 

Mr Thompson Yates had an interest in the Della Robbia pottery works of Mr Rathbone, of Birkenhead (1894 - 1906). 

On his death, his sister Miss A.M. Thompson donated in memory the plaques, frieze cherubs, and the oak panelling and screen that separates the Baptistry from the Nave. 

Also of great interest, is the tablet erected by Henry Yates Thompson in memory of his father Mr Samuel Thompson.

This may seem to be of simple marble – however, it is a slab of porphyry, which is of so large a size that it only has one rival in the world – the slab on the grave of Henry VII in Westminster Abbey.