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Wirral residents pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday


Nov 13, 2023

RESIDENTS across Wirral fell silent to remember the fallen at Remembrance Sunday services across the borough.

Despite the rainy weather, residents came together to pay their respects yesterday (Sunday, November 12).

The Mayor of Wirral, Councillor Jerry Williams, led the Civic Service at the Cenotaph in Hamilton Square in Birkenhead.

A two-minute silence was observed at 11am, followed by a traditional Service of Remembrance, taken by the Vicar of Birkenhead Priory Parish, Rev. Paul Bentley. The reading and blessing were given by the Bishop of Birkenhead, the Rt. Revd. Julie Conalty.

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Here is a round-up of photos from some of the services that took place across Wirral.

Elaine Burrows captured a woollen poppy wreath knitted by her 91-year-old Aunty Gladys as it was placed it at her Grandad's memorial plaque in Birkenhead. Reading, Basingstoke, Berkshire

She said the "wet Remembrance Day didn't deter the crowd".

Woollen poppy knit (Image: Elaine Burrows)

Service at Hamilton Square (Image: Elaine Burrows)Ian Fairbrother visited the war memorial in Port Sunlight to take some shots.

Port Sunlight (Image: Ian Fairbrother)

A wreath was placed at the war memorial from all of the students at Wirral Grammar School for Boys.

Message from WGSB (Image: Ian Fairbrother)

David Mansell visited the service in Upton.

The 2184 Sqn Air Training Corps and the Army Cadet Force put on a great display in the pouring rain for Remembrance Sunday.

Upton service (Image: David Mansell)

Crowds gathered at the Upton service (Image: David Mansell)David Blackwood captured the moment Tranmere Rovers paid their respected before their match again Forest Green.

Tranmere Rovers (Image: David Blackwood)Robert Clive attended the Remembrance service in Neston and took some beautiful shots.

Neston (Image: Robert Clive)

Neston service (Image: Robert Clive)Ian Fairbrother also captured these stunning shots of the poppy display at Christ Church in Bebington.

Christ Church (Image: Ian Fairbrother)

Christ Church (Image: Ian Fairbrother)

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