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Remembrance Day Services take place across Sefton

The Mayor of Sefton, councillors and council officers will all attend Remembrance Day services taking place across the borough.

They will all remember those who died in conflict at services being held on Sunday, November 12.

The Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Dave Robinson, will attend a morning service at the War Memorial, King’s Gardens, Bootle at 10.55am and an afternoon service at Holy Trinity Church, Formby at 3pm.

Councillors and other Sefton Council representatives will be present at a total of 11 services being held on Sunday, November 12 throughout the borough.

These will be held at other locations in Aintree, Ainsdale, Crosby, Hightown, Ince Blundell, Litherland, Maghull, Southport and Waterloo. Cllr Ian Maher, Sefton Council’s Labour leader will be at the service at the War Memorial, Lord Street, Southport starting at 10.55am.

In previous years the number of members of the public attending the services has increased and people are advised to arrive in plenty of time.

Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Dave Robinson, said:

“Without fail every year councillors, council officers, members of the public and our armed forces are rightfully present at the many services taking place across the borough.

“As the Mayor of Sefton I am very proud to attend them and I hope as many people as possible will attend the services held in Sefton on this very important date.

“It gives us the opportunity to spend some time to pause and reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave service men and women over the years in various conflicts.”

Cllr Bobby Brennan, Sefton Council’s Armed Forces champion, added:

“All the services taking place in Sefton and across the country are very important as we remember those who lost their lives in conflict past and present.

“They give us a chance for us all to remember how we owe a huge debt to every single one of them for the peace and freedom we currently enjoy today. As we pause to remember the fallen we are mindful of our serving men and women as they carry out their duties both at home and overseas.”

District Location Assembly Time Service Time Mayor/Mayor’s Representative
Aintree Junction of Brickwall Lane/Lunt Road/Bridges Lane, Opposite Sefton Parish Church, Sefton Village, L29 10.30 a.m. 10.45 a.m. Cllr John Sayers
Ainsdale War Memorial Village Green 10.30 a.m. 10.45 a.m. Cllr Lynne Thompson
Bootle War Memorial
King’s Gardens, Stanley Road
10.25 a.m. 10.57 a.m. Mayor of Sefton – Cllr Dave Robinson
Waterloo War Memorial Five
Lamps, Gt George’s Road
10.30 a.m. 10.57 a.m. Cllr Paul Cummins
Crosby War Memorial Garden
Alexandra Park, Coronation Road
10.30 a.m. 10.57 a.m. Cllr Les Byrom
Formby Holy Trinity Church
Rosemary Lane, Formby
2.50 p.m. 3.00 p.m. Mayor of Sefton – Cllr Dave Robinson
Hightown War Memorial
St Stephens Road, Hightown
10.35 a.m. 10.45 a.m. Cllr Steve McGinnity
Ince Blundell War Memorial
Lady Green Lane, Ince Blundell
12.05 p.m. 12.15 p.m. Cllr Catie Page
Litherland War Memorial
Town Hall, Sefton Road
10.30 a.m. 10.40 a.m. Cllr Ian Moncur
Maghull St Andrew’s Church
Damfield Lane
9.50 a.m. 10.00 a.m. Cllr Marion Atkinson
Southport War Memorial
Monument Square, Lord Street
10.25 a.m. 10.57 a.m. Cllr Ian Maher
(Leader of the Council)

The Atkinson in Southport 

Join us for an important series of talks and films that showcase Maghull and the Great War Remembered: Shell Shock –the impact and aftermath an ongoing project exploring the ground-breaking treatment of shell shock at Moss Side hospital during the First World War.  Explore Sefton’s First World War heritage through an exhibition of banners and you can do your own research as well as talk to our Volunteer researchers.

Supported by historians from Manchester Metropolitan University, archives consultant Kevin Bolton and staff from our Museum together with local volunteers from throughout Merseyside will be delivering a day of talks, presentations and activities focused on the pioneering wartime work, and post-war legacy, of the now disappeared Moss Side Military Hospital.

Programme of Events

11am  – Two Minute Silence followed by Maghull Parish Handbell Ringers
11.15am – Welcome to Sefton Remembers
11.30am – Moss Side Hospital, Shell Shock & the Community. Kevin Bolton, Archives Consultant
12.15pm Not Forgotten, Shell Shock & the Centennial of the First World War. Dr Sam Edwards, Manchester Metropolitan University
1pm – Remembering Moss Side. Bill Esterson MP & Cllr June Burns, Mayor of Maghull
1.15pm – Veterans in Sefton: the work we do & the help we provide
Steve Calderbank, former Chief Petty Officer (Navy), & Dave Smith, former Sergeant Major (Army),
Founders of Veterans in Sefton.
2pm – Research stories. Adam Cree, Volunteer

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