Source: Liverpool Echo – 18/08/2015
Black cabs in Liverpool will be displaying a tribute to the late Cilla Black.
Black Hackney cabs in Liverpool will be displaying a tribute to Cilla Black in the run up to her funeral.
An advertising company that fits HD screens to the top of cabs has set aside thousands of advert spaces to pay respects to the late singer.
Open Messenger, based in Liverpool’s Baltic Triangle provides real-time adverts and messages to the public using its double-sided HD screens which are then mounted to the roof of cabs.
A message reading ‘Cilla Black, 1943-2015’ will be displayed on its fleet of 16 cabs.
Mike Smith, director of Open Messenger said: “What we do isn’t just about adverts, it’s about being a mouthpiece for the city. We want to use our platform to honour a local star.
“Cilla wasn’t just a singer from Liverpool; she was Liverpool, a vital part of our city’s heritage.
“Cilla was and always will be a legend in this city and it’s important for us to say goodbye to her properly – the Liverpool way.”
The 72-year-old’s funeral will be held at St Mary’s Church, Woolton this Thursday – the place where she married her beloved Bobby.
She will then be buried alongside her parents at a private ceremony in Allerton.