When Alfred & Philp Holt began naming ships of the Blue Funnel Line they chose to take names from the Odyssey and Illiad. Within the mural Britannia has the face of MrsHolt who launched the vessel and Neptune has the likeness of her husband Lawrence Holt.
John Mansbridge (1901 - 1981) was an official war artist during the Second World War and was attatched to the Air Ministry. He later worked on developing camouflage. He was head of fine art at Goldsmiths College.
Photographed in LIverpool 2 May 2015