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/

Halsall War Memorial

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Another in my series of tributes in the 100th year since the start of WW1.

This memorial is on the busy main road, outside Halsall Parish Church, from Maghull to Southport and will be seen by many motorists each day.

Around it are 3 plaques with the names of Halsall people who fell in the 1st and 2nd World Wars. The sobering fact is that many more fell in WW1 than in WW2 as 2 of the 3 plaques cover the dead of the Great War.

This photo is amongst my Flickr shots at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

Bury War Memorial

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100 years since the outbreak of the 1st World War. Another of my themed postings.

In the centre of Bury next to the Parish Church and only yards away from Bury Bolton Street Station of the East Lancashire Railway.

A grand war memorial indeed.

Prescot’s Impressive War Memorial

A theme I am pursuing in 2014 is war memorials because of the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1 here is another beautiful war memorial.

It stands within the grounds of Prescot Parish Church.

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The photo is amongst my Flickr shots at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

Merchant Navy Memorial – Liverpool Waterfront

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Another of my occasional postings featuring war memorials in this the 100th anniversary year of the start of World War 1.

This memorial recognises the lives lost in the merchant shipping fleets in both World Wars. It’s setting in front of one of Liverpool’s 3 Graces is fitting.

The photo above is amongst my Flickr shots at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

My previous posting on this subject is at:-

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2014/06/15/war-memorial-cross-isle-of-lewis-scotland/

Remembering the Great War in Slaidburn

Sheila and I paid a visit to the Ribble Valley Town of Slaidburn recently and were struck by their rather well presented war memorial.

As its 100 years since the start of WW1 this year I felt it appropriate to post about this. You never know I may well search for other appropriate war memorials to post about.

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The second photo is amongst my Flickr shots at:-
www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

A previous posting of mine relating to WW1 is at:-

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2014/04/06/shirley-on-ww1-nurses/