This morning I was delighted and honoured to attend a service of dedication at Merseyrail Electrics Central Station in Birkenhead as a Conservative representative of Merseytravel. (all three political parties were invited to attend)
The service was in memory of a shunter, Norman Tunna, who 70 years ago today, during the blitz at Birkenhead Central, carried out an act of bravery that undoubtedly saved the lives of many people and saved countless others from serious injury.
The service was attended by Norman’s Son and Daughter and lots of his relatives who had travelled from many parts of the country to be here, and was conducted by the Reverend Richard Cook, Railway Chaplain for the North West and culminated in the unveiling of a plaque which will be a permanent memorial to him.
I would like to thank Merseyrail for organising this service and in particular Sally Ralston who pulled the whole thing together, I would also like to thank the Reverend Cook and all of Norman’s relatives who made the service this morning, one to remember.
It really was a shame,and a disgrace that not one of the 10 New Labour Councillors who serve on Merseytravel could be bothered to make the effort to attend this very special service of dedcation in memory of a very brave man! It is a sign of total disrespect of Mr Tunna and his family!