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Issue:- SATURDAY 11 July 2015

Merseytravel signs up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant

MERSEYTRAVEL has signalled its commitment and support for the men and women serving their country by signing up to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant.

The Covenant is a public pledge that businesses and other organisations can make to demonstrate their support for the armed forces community. This includes present servicemen and women, as well as those who have since left active service.

Some of the ways Merseytravel will demonstrate its commitment include promoting the fact that we are an armed forces friendly organisation, supporting our employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces and actively participate in Armed Forces Day, which saw the Mersey Ferries fly the Armed Forces Flag to mark this year's event.

Merseytravel is also looking into ways to support former Armed Services personnel into training schemes to help them get into employment in the transport industry in roles which suit their skillset.

Cllr Liam Robinson, Chair of Merseytravel, said:- "Signing the Covenant is one way we can show our support to the men and women of our City  region who currently serve their country and those who have in the past.  We recognise that these brave individuals put their life on the line, facing possible serious injury or death to protect our country. As an organisation, we will support them in whatever way we can by following the principles of the covenant."

Lieutenant Colonel David Ashman RLC – Commanding Officer 156 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, said:- "156 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps has been part of Liverpool's rich history since 1919 and so we very much feel the close ties the Armed Forces have with the City , the local community and its people. Today we are celebrating one of Liverpool's largest employers signing the Corporate Covenant which further strengthens the alliance between Liverpool's business community and the City 's Armed Forces community."

Bob Blanchard, Chairman of the Liverpool Veterans HQ, said:- "It is important that local employers get behind and support our veterans and those returning to Civvy Street. The support and backing from Merseytravel has been excellent and today with the signing of the Corporate Covenant, they have now cemented that partnership and have shown their commitment to supporting our Veterans and Reservists."

Time Travel at the National Waterways Museum

SOLDIERS, sailors, merchants and housewives from 1000 years of Cheshire history and beyond will be bringing the National Waterways Museum to life at the History Fun Weekend on Saturday, 11 July and Sunday, 12 July 2015. Over this colourful weekend the museum will be taken over by re-enactors from many different periods from Vikings to World War II and many periods in between.

General Manager of the National Waterways Museum, John Inch said:- "We're looking forward to welcoming several re-enactors to the museum. It's set to be a great weekend where we will be firing old muskets and cannons and much more… This year you will be able to have a chat with a Roman or a Viking, see soldiers from past eras or why not sneak a selfie and post it to our Facebook page."

A further date for the diary is Sunday, 16 August 2015, when Horses at Work and War will return for the 6th year. This event has become one of the most popular attractions in the Museum's calendar, and visitors will be able to see working horses giving a unique demonstration of horse drawn canal boating, and have the opportunity to take a wagonette or pony ride.

This year there will also be the opportunity to hear about how horses were used during wartime; both the Napoleonic era, 1815 and First World War 1915.

During both of these events, all the usual Museum attractions will be available to visitors; displays of historic boats, indoor exhibitions including the History of Ellesmere Port, soft play area and activities, boat trips and more.

For more information please visit:- CanalRiverTrust.Org.UK/NWM.

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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