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Love lock at the Albert Dock

Love locks are a symbol of everlasting love, a sign of an unbreakable bond and a beautifully significant moment you can share with someone.

The love locks of Liverpool are used by people from all over the world to show their unbreakable love. These locks can be found along the River Mersey, decorating chains along the river with symbols of love.

Many of them have been inscribed with messages and as you walk along, you notice beautiful and intricate padlock designs along with the different dates such as when couples met, were engaged and married.

The actual tradition is believed to have started over 100 years ago during the first world war. Women would write the names of their loved ones on a padlock in the hope it would protect them whilst they were away fighting. The symbols of love have actually developed from heart rendering moments of not knowing if you would ever see your loved one again.

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