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An anchor is an ancient symbol that became a Christian symbol of hope and faith in salvation.
It also often reflects a maritime occupation of the deceased. This is particularly common in St James' Cemetery because of Liverpool's position as a port city.

This memorial is dedicated to William Hill, Master Mariner (d.1891 age 71)
The toilsome voyages now are past,
the wearied mariner rests at last,
and when the last trumpet's call shall sound,
may he among the bless'd be found.