Police say they are ready for the "Memories of August 1914"
Photograph by Patrick
MERSEYSIDE Police are
getting ready to welcome thousands of visitors to the City for the
Memories of August 1914 event.
The event will see the return of the Little Girl Giant and Xolo the
dog who were last in the City for the highly successful Sea Odyssey
in 2012. This year they will be joined by a brand new Grandmother
Giant who will be in the UK for the first time.
The spectacular started on Wednesday, 23 July 2014, when the
Grandmother Giant has been 'lying in state' in St
George's Hall for 2 days. The Giants will start their route
through the City on Friday, with the event culminating in them
leaving along the River Mersey on Sunday lunchtime.
Chief Superintendent Jon Ward, Silver Commander for the event,
said:- "Memories of August 1914 marks 100 years since the
start of the First World War and is one of many huge events to be
taking place in Merseyside this Summer. We are expecting thousands
of both visitors and locals to be in the City for this spectacular
event and I'd like to extend them a very warm welcome to what should
be a great 5 days. Officers will be visible throughout the event to
help make sure everyone enjoys it safely, but there are also some
simple steps people can take to help protect themselves and their
► Please always follow all
directions or instructions given by Police Officers and the event
Safety Stewards and Volunteers.
► Don't leave your property,
including bags and mobile phones, unattended and keep valuables
close at all times!
► Keep wallets, purses and cash safe
and out of sight.
► keep children close by as there
will be large crowds for the event.
► Think about your journey into the
City. The event will inevitably mean many roads are closed so you
may want to think about public transport.
► If you do drive to Liverpool, use
a designated car park and don't leave any valuables on display."
Chief Superintendent Ward added:- "We will be on hand
throughout the event to provide help, advice and reassurance and I
would also ask that everyone works with the organisers to help
things run as smoothly as possible. Lots of the people helping the
organisers are volunteers who are giving up their time to make the
Giants another big success and I would urge people to treat them
accordingly. It promises to be a very special 5 days for the City
and we are looking forward to playing our part in making it a
memorable occasion. Merseyside has a long history of putting on big
events and we have been working with Liverpool City Council and our
other partners over a long period of time to make sure Memories of
August 1914 is just as successful as the last time the Giants were
in Liverpool. This is an opportunity for us to showcase our city and
let the rest of the country and the world see what we already know -
that Liverpool is a fantastic place to come and enjoy events like
People can go to the organiser's
website, for more information
about road closures and for more information about this event and
other associated events that are taking place.
Thunder and Lightning
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DID you see the lightning
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