World War 1 – Bootle has a 3 month Pop-Up Shop/Museum

And again continuing my First World War theme for 2014

This pop-up shop opened yesterday and I was pleased to be there. It’s well worth a visit if you are going to The Strand Shopping Centre in Bootle.

The recreation of a WW1 trench is very well done indeed and there is a lot of information on display. I understand that young people with disabilities helped to construct the recreated trench working with Sefton Council’s Rangers.

Here are a few shots I took at the opening event held at 11am yesterday:-

Sefton Mayor Kevin Cluskey opens the shop

Sefton Mayor Kevin Cluskey opens the shop

Cllr. Peter Dowd (Leader of Sefton) talking to Cllr. Fred Weavers (a former SBS serviceman). Looks like Fred has told Peter one of his bad jokes.

Cllr. Peter Dowd (Leader of Sefton) talking to Cllr. Fred Weavers from Southport who is a former SBS serviceman. Looks like Fred has told Peter one of his bad jokes.

A WW1 trench recreated

A WW1 trench recreated

Cllr. Weavers again this time with Cllr. Bruce Hubbard (of Maghull TC) who is one of the local historians who have been working on the project.

Cllr. Weavers again this time with Cllr. Bruce Hubbard of Maghull Town Council who is one of the local historians who have been working on the project.

There are more photos amongst my Flickr shots at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

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