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Remembered Today:

Liverpool Pals Memorial at Prescot Station


Stephen Nulty

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Lord Derby today unveiled a new memorial commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Liverpool Pals leaving Prescot Station, bound for Grantham

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Dear Stephen,

My husband's great-uncle, James Breingan Robertson McNair (17898) served with the 19th KLR. I know he would love to have high resolution copies of these photographs. Could you send me a PM and I will let you have our email address. We hope to trace Uncle Robbie’s footsteps when we go to Flanders and France in a couple of weeks’ time. Thank you for posting the photographs and for helping us remember the Pals remarkable contribution.

Best wishes,

Jill

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Jill

All my pictures from this morning's event are in a Dropbox folder here -> https://www.dropbox.com/sh/helunhu98bdcwgu/AACSghx0eNbje9AbRQ3uRhqwa?dl=0

Feel free to grab them and share as you see fit

There is a link to a short Pathe film of the event 100 years ago on the home page of my website (see footer)

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Stephen, many thanks! Jill

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It was an excellent event despite the monsoon conditions; for me the best moment was the rendition of 'Keep The Home Fires Burning' by Hannah Wainwright. It brought a lump to my throat. I should point out that Hannah is my mate Tony's daughter but having heard her sing before I thought it was so fitting. So many of the songs of WW1 are perhaps over familiar and sometimes sound over sentimental to modern ears; however to hear it sung well in context was marvellous. Hannah also led the rest of the attendees in 'Tipperary' and 'Goodbye-ee' which were great too.

Many thanks Stephen for the photographs and the link to the Pathe footage.

Pete.

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Ayesha and I would have been delighted to know about the dedication.

We would have loved to be there.

Congratulations on so splendid a new memorial.

Bruce

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