Sunday, September 16, 2012

Ceremony at the Town Hall

One of the main objectives of my project has been completed, the 30 names from this memorial which were missing from the Town Hall, Hall of Remembrance have been added.

If you were watching Granada Reports on Thursday 6th September you would have seen me (looking very nervous) talking about this project.

I attended the ceremony at the Town Hall with my parents-in-law (my father-in-law is the nephew of one of the names that were added) and it was a lovely tribute to those men finally being recognised in the beautiful Hall of Remembrance.

The service was opened by Dave Ramsey of the Town Hall who introduced The Right Worshipful, The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Sharon Sullivan.

After the Lord Mayor had welcomed us and said a few words about the occasion, Commanding Officer, Lt Colonel Busby 156 (North West) Transport Regiment (volunteers), Royal Logistics Corps spoke about the history of the Hall of Remembrance, with a very good explanation of the frescos.

Opening prayers were lead by The Rector of Liverpool, The Reverend Steven Brookes.

An act of remembrance was lead by The President West Lancashire County, The Royal British Legion, Sir Alan Waterworth KCVO KStJ LLD MA JP DL.

The last post was played, then there was a minutes silence before reveille was played.

Closing prayers were said by Reverend Steven Brookes.

You can read the Echo article about it here

For each name on the memorial a copy of the additional panel was given to a representative of their family. I have these scrolls for the names on the memorial and will be trying to find living relatives of the men to pass them to.


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