All posts tagged "World War One"

  • Prescot Church & War Memorial Focus of Heritage Weekend

    The 17th-century church of St Mary’s and the Prescot War Memorial will be the focus of attention at this weekend’s Open Heritage Days (9-11 September). As part of the national three-day event, the Parish Church of St...

    • Posted September 7, 2016
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  • Prescot War Memorial Given Listed Status

    Prescot War Memorial, which now stands on the steps outside Prescot Parish Church, has been granted Grade II listed status. The memorial was erected in 1916 on the opposite side of St Mary’s Church, on the junction...

    • Posted May 12, 2015
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  • Plaque Unveiling to Remember Liverpool Pals at Prescot Station

    A plaque at Prescot Railway Station will honour the memory of the Liverpool Pals battalion stationed in Prescot during World War One. Six thousand men left from Prescot Station on 30 April 1915, going first to Grantham,...

    • Posted April 24, 2015
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  • 100 Years Ago Today: When Prescot Went to War

    Stephen Nulty of the Prescot Roll of Honour website writes: And So to War At 8:30 a.m. on the 13th February 1915, the 1/5th Battalion of the South Lancashire Regiment left England aboard the s.s. “King Edward”, bound...

    • Posted February 13, 2015
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  • Surge in Historic Items Donated to Prescot Museum

    The World War One centenary has provoked a surge in donations to Prescot Museum. To commemorate a hundred years since the outbreak of war, local people have given or loaned the museum historic items, including letters, family...

    • Posted September 29, 2014
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  • Prescot Cemetery Friends Commemorate WWI with Booklet

    The Friends of Prescot Cemetery and Churchyard are honouring the centenary of World War One with a booklet by local researcher Stephen Nulty. ‘A Walk among the Graves of the Great War’ is a guide to the burial...

    • Posted September 23, 2014
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  • World War One Becomes ‘Living History’

    People in Prescot are invited to remember the outbreak of World War One this Thursday, 21 August, with a free Living History Workshop. The event, which runs between 10am and 4pm at Prescot Shopping Centre, includes a...

    • Posted August 19, 2014
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  • War Memorials in Knowsley – Video

    In the week that we remember the outbreak of World War One, here is a video tour of the borough of Knowsley’s war memorials, including cenotaphs in Prescot, Huyton and Knowsley Village. PRESCOT MUSEUM from Christopher Millard...

    • Posted August 5, 2014
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  • Prescot School Home to WWI ‘Mini Museum’

    Knowsley Park Centre for Learning in Prescot has become a mini museum to commemorate the outbreak of World War One. An exhibition of items and photographs relating to both world wars takes place until 28 June, opening...

    • Posted April 7, 2014
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  • WWI Last Post Project Launches in Whiston

    A nationwide project to commemorate the centenary of World War One is being launched in Whiston. For a fortnight either side of Remembrance Sunday this year, over 300 UK towns will take part in the Last Post...

    • Posted February 27, 2014
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