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27 June 2016
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Queen Elizabeth II and HRH
The Duke of Edinburgh have visited Liverpool Photographs by Patrick Trollope -
Report by Kim Mahood
ON Wednesday, 22 June 2016, both HM The
Queen Elizabeth II and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Liverpool Town Hall
at around midday, as part of a visit to celebrate the Queens Birthday. As HM The
Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh will arrived at Liverpool Town Hall they
were greeted by a contingent of Merseyside Sea Cadet Corps. Along with children
from the following City Schools:- Abbots Lea Special School, Florence Melly
Primary, Knotty Ash Primary, St Mary's Primary, Emmaus Primary, Our Lady
Immaculate Primary, All Saints Catholic Primary, St Matthew's Catholic Primary,
St Francis of Assisi, Blessed Sacrament Primary, Monksdown Primary, Phoenix
Primary, Lister Infants, Anfield Road Primary, Broughton Hall Catholic High,
Cardinal Heenan High, St Cuthbert's and St Sebastian's Primary. As part of the
visit she made an appearance on the Town Hall's famous balcony to wave at
hundreds of people who had crammed in and around Castle Street to see Her and
The Duke. After waving to well wishers, she then headed back in for a 2 course
lunch. Back inside, the Queen as entertained by 8 young people from St Vincent's
School, Liverpool, who sang the Hollies song:- 'He ain't heavy, he's my
brother', before sitting down for lunch. We are told was it very well
received. Also, we have been told that Her Majesty, reportedly ate every bit of
her lunch as well!
Floral decorations for the visit we are told have were thanks to
Wirral Council's lifelong learning group who been given the opportunity to dress
Liverpool's Town Hall ahead of Her Majesty's visit for a private lunch.
Class Tutor, Maria Brand, just before the visit told us that they are delighted
her learners are had been given such a huge opportunity:- "We were
approached by Liverpool Town Hall to dress the venue for a very important
visitor. It is a wonderful opportunity for all of my learners, it's not every
day you get asked to do flowers for the Queen."
As well as dressing the venue for Her Majesty's private lunch, the group have
also come together to design a Hillsborough tribute, which will be on public
display in the Town Hall.
Pauline, a learner from the course said she:- "couldn't believe we had
this fantastic opportunity" and she has been so inspired by the course
and the experience she's had that she is looking to start her own business. She
has said it's changed her life.
Wirral Lifelong and Family Learning tutor Maria Brand also runs Alright Petal
which was awarded a Local Business Accelerators Award in 2013.
If you want to learn floristry with Wirral Lifelong Learning contact:- 0151 630
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