Port Sunlight War Memorial

War Memorial - Port Sunlight Village

I am grateful to my old chum Roy Connell of Ainsdale for sending me this shot of the rather grand war memorial in Port Sunlight Village over on the Wirral part of Merseyside. It fits nicely with my war memorial theme for 2014. Other shots welcome.

www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/port-sunlight-war-memorial-grant-8026150

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/

Southport Beach sees 5,821 children form ‘human poppy’

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-28158831

Credit for this photo to otsnews Southport

Credit for this photo to otsnews Southport

A great idea but why do the BBC refer to it as a ‘stunt’? Sadly that word, as it is used these days, is more likely to be seen in a negative context. It was a happy commemorative event not a stunt!

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/

War Memorial – Cross, Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Another reminder of the 100th anniversary of WW1

A guest posting by Andrew Blackburn

In a village called “Cross”, on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides, off the West Coast of Scotland.

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The memorial covers all the villages which make up the northern part of the island. The second photo explains who the memorial is dedicated to and the third shows my Great Uncle:

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Swainbost 1914 – 1918
24 Maclean, M Tank Corp 19.3.19 20

Swainbost is the village he was born in.
1914 – 1918 is the war he fought in.
24 is the number of the house he was born in.
Maclean M is his name (Murdo Maclean).
Tank Corp is the regiment he served in.
19.3.19 is the date he died.
20 was his age.

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My previous posting on this subject is at:-

tonyrobertson.mycouncillor.org.uk/2014/06/05/remembering-the-great-war-in-slaidburn/