unveiling of World War 1 Liverpool Pals Memorial
Photographs by Patrick Trollope.
A memorial to the World War
1 Liverpool Pals has been unveiled in the Main Concourse of Lime
Street, Railway Station, Liverpool by HRH The Earl of Wessex KG
GCVO, on Sunday, 31 August 2014. The memorial is a 2 part, £85,000
frieze, which has been created by The Liverpool Pals Memorial Fund,
as a permanent tribute to the men and boys who volunteered during
the Great War. After the unveiling service HRH The Earl of Wessex
then crossed over to St George’s Plateau, where a re-enactment of
the Lord Derby’s call for recruits, aka the 'Pals',
was to take place. The Pals, from Liverpool, were the first to sign
up and defend the nation. The Earl met with the Liverpool sculptor,
Tom Murphy, who was the creator of the Memorial, members of the
armed forces along with the members of Liverpool Pals Memorial Fund.
He then attended a military fair in St George’s Hall, where the
re-enactment of the signing up of the Liverpool Pals was taking
place outside and then entered the historic venue where he met the
Fund members along with other dignitaries who were connected to the
Memorial fund raising and to the activities taking place that day.
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"We will remember them!"