For our wedding anniversary last year, I decided to get my husband a love lock. For those of you who have never heard of a love lock, it’s a padlock which you can then lock to a fence, bridge or gate to symbolize your love. As we were celebrating 15 years of marriage, our love lock was inscribed with ’15 Years Married’ and on the other side ‘Tracey and Hywel, 12th May 2001’ which is the date we got married.

Love Lock - Wedding Anniversary

I am pretty sure my husband did the usual male response of thinking ‘why the hell has she got me a padlock’, and the lock has sat gathering dust in his wardrobe for nearly a year. Doesn’t he know I spent good money on his gift (£7.99 from eBay, what a bargain). To be honest I forgot about it too, only remembering when we visited Birmingham in November, and spotted the line of love locks by the canal. Of course I mentally added it to the list of ‘things you don’t ever get around to doing’.

So whilst I was packing for our little trip to Liverpool last week, I suddenly thought LOVE LOCK. And after a quick rummage in my husband’s wardrobe, the lock was packed. My best friend had added her love lock to the railings at The Albert Dock, and I knew that would be the perfect spot for ours too.

Love Lockst at The Albert Dock

So last Saturday, nearly a whole year after we celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary, our love lock was locked in place. There are literally railings of love locks. Some that are brand new like ours, and some that have been there for  years, rusting away against the backdrop of the Mersey.

Locks on the dock in Liverpool

Love Locks

When the padlock is locked in position, you throw the keys into the River Mersey, symbolizing that your love is locked forever. But we forgot that part, mainly due to the 11 year old complaining she was cold/tired/thirsty. I am pretty sure we will be visiting Liverpool again soon, giving us the chance to throw the keys into the river and check on our lock. That’s if we can remember where we put it!

Have you spotted any love locks around the UK or even in Europe ?

 

 

 

10 Thoughts on “Locks on the Dock in Liverpool

  1. I love things like this, imagine the kids being in Town in 20 years & seeing it. Probably on their way home from a night out, haha.
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    • Tracey Williams on May 10, 2017 at 7:53 pm said:

      Ha I never thought of that Lorraine. God imagine how much they would probably cringe seeing it x

  2. Ah Tracey this is so romantic, I hope you had a wonderful anniversary too x
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  3. That’s lovely! It’s probably Amsterdam where I saw a lot (it was somewhere in Europe and I haven’t been to many places!) and I’ve seen them in Bristol too. X
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    • Tracey Williams on May 11, 2017 at 3:41 pm said:

      Ah they seem to be really popular now. We saw a few in Birmingham but not on the scale that Liverpool has. Maybe I need to get a collection and put them all around the UK x

  4. Ahhh Happy anniversary Tracey!! I didn’t know they had this in Liverpool but I love the idea of it!
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    • Tracey Williams on May 11, 2017 at 3:50 pm said:

      Thanks Tas, anniversary is tomorrow and looking forward to celebrating. It’s a fab idea isn’t it x

  5. Everytime we go to the Albert Dock I stop and look at the love locks, if I ever find yours Tracey I’ll let you know, I think it’s such a lovely idea! My kids are fascinated by them too, I love reading the messages on them. Just think how long that will sit there now, so sweet xx
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    • Tracey Williams on May 13, 2017 at 3:57 pm said:

      I only knew they were there as my best friend put hers on last year. I wish I stayed for longer reading some more, but it was a little chilly and Katie kept moaning lol. I will have to go back by myself one day x

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