WW1 – A Sefton Parish family with huge losses

As the centenary year of the end of WW1 is about to close I decided to have a close look at the war memorial that stands on the opposite side of the road to St. Helens Church in Sefton Village:-

And here’s a shot of the plaque denoting those who fell during the Great War from Sefton Parish – Note the loss of 3 people in the Wood family:-

And then in a chance spotting within the extensive graveyard of the church I came across this grave:-

One family (the Wood’s) with 3 sons lost in consecutive years 1914, 1915 & 1916, with two other families (the Almond’s and the Wharton’s) losing 2 members – such an appalling loss of life.

We will remember them

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Jubilee Woods – Sefton Village

Sheila and I visited Maghull’s local and extensive woodland recently and the photos below reflect that visit.

It is now well established and full of wildlife. We saw a quite magnificent fox run across our path only a few yards in front of us. I don’t know who was more surprised us or the fox!

It’s a popular place for dog walkers as well. However, sadly it was also popular with anti-social motorcycle riders whilst we were there. More on that subject in a forthcoming posting.

The last 4 photo’s are all of the huge carved stone owl on the site – note that the NWDA is now no longer; it bit the dust because of austerity a couple of years ago.