Commemorating World War 1

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Commemorating World War 1

Sefton Council wants to hear from local groups and organisations in relation to their plans to commemorate the start of World War 1.

Great Britain entered the Great War on August 4, 1914 and to mark next year’s 100th anniversary, discussions are being held on how to honour the major milestone in Sefton.

August 2014 will see a range of national events to mark the outbreak of war, with other key dates to be commemorated including the centenaries of the Gallipoli landings, the Battle of Jutland, the first day of the Battle of the Somme, the first day of Passchendaele and, finally, Armistice Day.

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Now Sefton Council wants to hear of any local plans to commemorate the 100th anniversary within the borough.

Cllr Peter Dowd, Leader of Sefton Council, said: “Thousands and thousands of men from Sefton took part in the First World War and sadly many of them didn’t return.

Next year we want to be part of the commemorations of this historical milestone and are seeking local groups and organisations to tell us what they are doing to remember the start of the Great War.   “Hopefully we can all work with our many partners from across the borough in commemorating a major piece in our history.

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“Please get in touch and tell us what you are doing so we can try and make our commemorations fitting to the sacrifice many people paid during the war.”

As Sefton is twinned with Mons in Belgium, discussions are also being held with the town as they commemorate the anniversary.


Any groups or organisations planning to commemorate August 4, 2014 should get in touch by emailing [email protected] by November 22, 2013

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