Lest We Forget.

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This morning I was honoured to lay a wreath of poppies on behalf of Wirral Council at the newly located Cenotaph in Moreton in memory of all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of their country in all the conflicts around the world.

It’s fair to say that moving the Cenotaph caused some controversy locally, however the turnout this morning of some 130/140 people, despite the damp and the cold wind demonstrated that this service is valued and well attended, and this year I think ŵe witnessed the biggest turnout ever.

The Service was taken as usual by the Branch Chaplain, 83 year old Barrie Redmore, so many thanks to him and to the Cadets who led the March and took the Standards.

Finally, now we no longer have a British Legion Clubhouse,  massive thanks go to Sue and Will Poston, and the staff of the Coach and Horses for providing warming drinks and a buffet after the service.

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Moreton Cenotaph Relocated at Maryland Lane

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The Royal British Legion Cenotaph is now in its new position on the corner of Maryland Lane at its junction with Pasture Road and is available to the public to pay their respects at any time of the year.   As you will see from the photograph some people have already laid flowers.

I understand from the Council that the Cenotaph is to be painted (but not the base) and two benches are to be sited nearby so that people can sit, and perhaps have a quiet moment of remembrance.

I know that some people are worried about its new location saying the area wont be big enough to accommodate the Remembrance day service on the 8th November, they will be surprised because this really is a big area, and I think bigger than the British Legion area.  People are also concerned about vandalism. Now I understand and respect those concerns, however as its in such a public busy location I hope those concerns do not become reality and that the youth of today respect those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country in many of the worlds conflicts.

I will be at the Cenotaph on Sunday 8th November laying a wreath on behalf of the Council and I hope that the turnout is as large if not larger than it has been in previous years.

We Will Remember Them.

PS.   I would like to thank the Council for doing such a great job on behalf of the Royal British Legion in relocating the cenotaph.

We Will Remember Them

Tomorrow morning along with my colleagues, Steve Williams and Councillor Ian Lewis I will be attending the Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph at the Royal British Legion, Pasture Road, Moreton.   In recent years the service has been very well attended and I expect a  big turnout again tomorrow.     Steve Williams will be laying the wreath on behalf of Wirral Council.

They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old.

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

Remembrance Day

Cenotaph Nov 09This morning along with my colleagues, Steve Williams and Councillor Simon Mountney I attended the Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph at the Royal British Legion, Pasture Road, Moreton.  The service was conducted for the 42nd consecutive year by Branch Chaplain, Barrie Redmore, and was extremely very well attended, I guess today there was well over 200 people there.     Simon laid the wreath on behalf of Wirral Council, and Steve laid a wreath on behalf of the Moreton, Saughall Massie and Leasowe Conservatives.

They shall not grow old as we who are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

We Will Remember Them

web-remembrance-sunday-moreton-9-nov-2008-002This morning along with Councillors Simon Mountney, Ian Lewis and Suzanne Moseley I attended the Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph at the Royal British Legion, Pasture Road, Moreton.  The service conducted by Branch Chaplain, Barrie Redmore was as usual very well attended, I guess today there was between 150 to 200 people there.    Whilst Simon laid the wreath on behalf of Wirral Council, it was my honour to lay a wreath on behalf of the Local Conservatives.