Maghull – ‘Truce’ 1914-1918 Great War Sculpture

I was in Maghull Town Hall’s Council Chamber a couple of weeks back for a meeting of the Maghull in Bloom Volunteers and could not be anything other than impressed with the scaled-down sculpture/piece of artwork that is on display there:-

The original life-size version of this lovely piece of remembrance sculpture is in the grounds of Liverpool’s famous bombed out church – St Lukes at the top of Bold Street and it looks like this:-

Liverpool – The Poppies have arrived at St George’s Hall

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Above is a poppy from the Tower of London display

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/whats-on/arts-culture-news/poppies-liverpool-st-georges-hall-10397692

The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-34747072

The BBC also has a time lapse video of the installation on its web site – see link above

The artwork installation looks great; must get to see it.

War memorial at Townley Hall, Burnley

During 2014 I ran a series of postings about war memorials to remember the 100th anniversary of the start of the war to end all wars.

But of course that war went on for 4 years and it was sadly not the war to end all wars.

Here is a shot taken by ace Lydiate photographer Keith Page of the grand memorial at Townley Hall in Burnley.

War Memorial Townley Hall Burnley r

Click on the photo to enlarge it.

The Keith’s photo is amongst my Flickr shots at:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

Maghull – A First World War memorial with a difference

I often sing the praises of the Maghull in Bloom volunteers but stay with me as this is a different angle.

You see with 2014 being the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1 the volunteers ran a competition amongst local schools and young people to design new WW1 memorial posters to go on the planters in Maghull’s Central Square Shopping Centre.

There are quite a few to see but here are a couple that I took photo’s of recently and they fit nicely with the theme of this blog site in 2014. Well done to all the youngsters who took part:-

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