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Ykids create Garden to Remember to commemorate end of Great War

Ykids Bootle are set to launch their ‘Lest We Forget – A Garden To Remember’ in North Park next month as part of Sefton’s ongoing commemorations to mark 100 years since the end of World War One.

For three days in November, North Park Community Garden in Bootle will be transformed into an emotive garden of remembrance where the community can pause to think, pray and give thanks to those who lost their lives in the Great War.

The garden will be open to the public on November 10 (11am-3pm) and November 11 (12pm-3pm) while November 9 will be dedicated as a private day for schoolchildren to come and learn more about WW1.

As well as meditation and a chance to reflect on all aspects of the war, there will also be a host of informative and educational activities including history lessons of Bootle’s role in the war, poppy crafting, wreath making and the opportunity to taste trench food from the era.

For more information about the Garden please contact Ykids via 0151 944 2111 or visit

Make the moss-t of Ainsdale Bryophytes talk

Join up with a team of green fingered detectives as they explore the hidden world beneath your feet on Ainsdale dunes next month.

The Gems In The Dunes series of talks and walks is proud to bring you their latest Lottery funded educational talk all about Bryophytes – the smallest and most fascinating plants on the Sefton Coast.

The talk, which takes place at Ainsdale Discovery Centre on Thursday November 1 from 10am, also provides training to allow you to survey bryophytes including bryums and Petalworts. 

The day long event will include lessons on identification, lifecycle, habitat requirements and of course how to survey them.

In the morning attendees will have the chance to learn the theory behind Bryophyte conservation followed by an afternoon walk to see them in the wild.

Booking is essential. For more information call 01704 571 575 or email

Change of venue for Sefton’s Cabinet Meeting (November 1)

The venue for the Thursday November 1 meeting of Sefton Council’s Cabinet has been changed.

As a large number of people attending this meeting is anticipated, the venue has been changed from Southport Town Hall to Bootle Town Hall in order to accommodate this.

Bootle Town Hall is easily accessible via public transport and is just a short walk away from Oriel Road station for those travelling via train.

The meeting will still take place from 10am. For the full agenda visit

Sefton OPERA hold afternoon of WW1 remembrance

Sefton O.P.E.R.A. are set to host a 100 Years of Remembrance event next month to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.

The afternoon of remembrance will take place at Bootle Cricket Club on Wadham Road on Monday November 5 from 12.30pm.

Hosted in partnership with the Veteran’s Foundation and Adactus Housing, the afternoon features the Irish Guard Singers, talks, live entertainment and refreshments.

The event is totally free and for more information please call 0151 330 0479

Lest We Forget – A Night To Remember’ comes to Crosby

The latest in a series of Sefton Council funded events has been announced to help commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One.

‘Lest We Forget – A Night To Remember’ will be hosted by The Royal British Legion’s Crosby Branch, in partnership with Sainsbury’s, and features music and poetry readings to evoke emotive memories of life during World War One.

The Mayor of Sefton, Cllr Dave Robinson, will be present to officially open the evening, which features war poets, songs to raise morale and poems and readings that help recall the most emotional recollections of the Great War.

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Cllr Trish Hardy, Sefton Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “This year marks the centenary of the end of World War One and we are proud to be able to support various local legions in supporting our communities.

“These events, from quiz nights to poetry readings, go hand in hand with our Beyond The War Memorials campaign as we look to honour our WW1 heroes and heroines from across the geographical area which now makes up Sefton.

The poetry and music evening takes place at St Helen’s Church, Alexandra Road, Crosby on Friday November 2 from 7pm.

Tickets are on sale now from the customer service desk at Sainsbury’s Superstore, Liverpool Road, Crosby.

For more information please call the Crosby Royal British Legion branch office on 0151 924 0721 on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

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