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Where to Pay Your Respects This Remembrance Day in Liverpool

This weekend, Liverpool pays its respects to the fallen soldiers who gave their lives to secure and protect our freedom. Remembrance Day in Liverpool will present a number of opportunities to silently thank those that gave their lives for our country.

2018 also makes the centenary of Armistice Day, and a number of events are happening alongside the memorial services to mark the anniversary. If you’d like to pay your respects this weekend, below we’ve listed all the services you can attend for Armistice Day (which coincides with Remembrance Sunday). There are also a number of art instillation and events happening across the city this week in memory of the fallen and to commemorate Armistice 100.

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City Centre Remembrance Service

 

Where: St George’s Plateau

The main Remembrance Day in Liverpool will be held at St George’s Plateau, outside St George’s Hall. From 10:30am, parades will start to form-up on the plateau. The Archbishop of Liverpool will then give his ‘Thought for Remembrance Day’ before Sue Johnston OBE reads Wilfred Owen’s poem Anthem for Doomed Youth.  There will be contributions from The Band of the Duke of Lancaster Regiment and singer Danielle Louise Thomas, before the Last Post leads into the two minutes silence at 11:00am.

After the silence, thousands of poppies will drop from the roof of St George’s Hall and the top of St Johns Beacon. Former Royal Marine Andy Grant will give a talk on his experience of war and then the wreaths will be laid at the Cenotaph and the service concluded with a parade and march past.

Sefton Remembrance Services

Many other churches and organisations in Liverpool will be honouring the fallen soldiers that fought so bravely too. If you live in the Sefton Council catchment area take a look at all the Memorial Day services near you:

Aintree

Where: Sefton Parish Church, Sefton Village (L29)

Assemble: 10:30 am

Ainsdale

Where: Village Green War Memorial

Assemble: 10:30 am

Bootle

Where: King’s Garden War Memorial, Stanley Road

Assemble: 10:25 am

Crosby

Where: Alexandra Park War Memorial Garden, Coronation Road

Assemble: 10:30 am

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Crosby Memorial. Credit: warmemorailsonline.org.uk

Formby

Where: Holy Trinity Church, Rosemary Lane

Assemble: 2:50 pm

Hightown

Where: St Stephen’s Road War Memorial

Assemble: 10:35 am

Ince Blundell

Where: Lady Green Lane War Memorial

Assemble: 12:05 pm

Litherland

Where: Sefton Road War Memorial

Assemble: 10:30 am

Maghull

Where: St Andrew’s Church, Damfield Lane

Assemble: 9:50 am

Southport

Where: Lord Street War Memorial

Assemble: 10:25 am

Waterloo

Where: Five Lamps War Memorial, Gt Georges Road

Assemble: 10:30 am

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Waterloo Memorial. Credit: warmemorialsonline.org.uk

Knowsley Remembrance Services

To mark Armistice Day 2018, a number of Remembrance services are happing across the Knowsley Borough:

Huyton

Where: Civic Way Cenotaph

When: Sunday 11 November, from 10:40am

Kirkby

Where: Norwich Way Cenotaph

When: Sunday 11 November, from 10:30am

Prescot

Where and When: Parade leaves Prescot Primary School at 10:20am on Sunday 11 November, arriving at Prescot Parish Church at 10:50am for an outdoor service and laying of wreaths at Cenotaph.

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The Hall of Remembrance at Liverpool Town Hall. Credit: Liverpool Town Hall Website

Other Remembrance in Liverpool Events This Week

Hall of Remembrance

Where: Liverpool Town Hall

When: 9am-9pm, Tuesday 6 November – Sunday 11 November

Guests can visit the Hall of Remembrance in Liverpool Town Hall to see two life-sized silhouettes of a First World War ‘Tommy’ and pay their respects for those who didn’t make it home from the war. Visitors will be able to write a message of thanks to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

St Johns Beacon

Where: 10 and 11 November

When: St Johns Beacon

The 138m tall structure is set to be lit-up with a lighting display that will make it look like a field of poppies.

Wilfred Owen Portrait

Where: Skelhorne Street

When: Nights of 10 and 11 November

A portrait of World War One soldier and poet Wilfred Owen will be projected into the side of a building in tribute to the historic figure. The instillation has been created by Anthony Brown and it’s location, opposite Lime Street Station, is symbol given that many soldiers left the city there, never to return.

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The Truce Statue at St Lukes. Credit: @billy_taylor_95 | Instagram

Britten War Requiem

Where: Liverpool Cathedral

When: 10 November, 7:30pm – 10pm

With orchestral musicians and choristers from both Britain and Germany, conductor Andrew Manze intends to celebrate reconciliation in this concert performing Benjamin Britten’s Requiem. Composed using the poems of Wilfred Own fused with traditional Latin texts, the music has become a landmark of modern arts, exploring the depths of man’s inhumanity against other men. NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, Choristers of Liverpool cathedral and the Knabechor Hannover will join together, along with a number of soloists in this remarkable act of remembrance. Tickets from £25.

Armistice 100 – Liverpool Remembers

Where: Museum of Liverpool

When: 10 November, 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Head down to the Museum of Liverpool for an evening of music and letters commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War. The concert includes performances from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, vocal soloist group Voices of Hope, pianist Lauryna Sableviciute and The Honour Choir. There will also be a performance of a new sound piece by Stephen Davismoon which includes sounds from in and around Everton Brow associated with the three territorial battalions of the Kings Regiment Liverpool that served in the war. There will also be readings from letters. The event is free, but booking is essential.

Give Peace a Chance – Songs Around the Truce Statue

Where: The Bombed Out Church

When: 11 November, 11am – 12:15am

Commemorate the lives lost during Liverpool’s Blitz of 1941 at the last bomb-site in Liverpool – St Luke’s Church. Join a minute’s silence at the Truce Statue within the gardens of St Luke’s Bombed Out Church before being joined by the the Liverpool Signing Choir and the SoSo Choir for songs until 12:15pm.

The team at Signatures Liverpool pay our respects to all men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice securing and protecting our freedom. We will remember them. 

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