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Book of condolence to open for Eric Lynch

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A Book of condolence will be available from Monday, 15 November, at Liverpool Town Hall for people wishing to pay their respects to Eric Lynch. Eric was made a Citizen of Honour, in 2018, and dedicated decades to educating people about Liverpool's role in the slave trade. He also campaigned successfully for the City to open the International Slavery Museum. A renowned historian, Eric ran slavery history tours in the City, from the 1990's and was also a committed trade unionist, becoming a shop steward at Liverpool City Council where he championed equalities. Eric passed away, aged 89, on 1 November 2021. Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr Mary Rasmussen was the 1st person to sign the book. The book will remain in the Hall of Remembrance, at Liverpool Town Hall, until Friday, 19 November 2021, and people are invited to sign from:- 9am to 4pm.

Lord Mayor Liverpool Cllr Mary Rasmussen said:- "Eric Lynch's tireless work in Liverpool has been inspirational to many and vitally important for us all. Our understanding of Liverpool's role in the slave trade is immeasurably richer for his work and we thank him for his dedication. It is an honour for the Town Hall to host the book of condolence and I would encourage anyone with memories of this exceptional man to share them."

Bill Esterson MP joined pupils at School's own climate change conference

Bill Esterson MP with "delegates" at Redgate Primary School's climate change conference

BILL Esterson MP joined pupils of Redgate Primary School in Formby who took part in their own Climate Change Conference to mirror COP26. A delegation of students spoke with the MP about their concerns about the planet. The children had created digital projects based around climate change.

Sefton Central MP Mr Esterson said:- "Thank you to the staff and children at Redgate Primary School for welcoming me and for showing me their amazing project on COP26. I was blown away by how much effort went into learning about the threat of the climate crisis and what we can all do to reduce the damage done to our home, this planet, by global warming and rubbish including plastic waste. A big thank you to Mrs Stratton for organising the project and for working with the children. I look forward to my next visit and hearing from the children the answer to the challenge, which I set them of how to produce hydrogen from a combination of wind and water. Thank you again to everyone involved and well done to all of the children from reception through to Year 6."


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