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:-
Above is a poppy from the Tower of London display
The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above
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.
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.
Click on the photo to enlarge it.
The Keith’s photo is amongst my Flickr shots at:-
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:-