Posts Tagged "memorial"

Unveiling of the MIMOSA Memorial

Unveiling of the MIMOSA Memorial

A Memorial for the MIMOSA was unveiled on Saturday, 30th May to commemorate the sailing of the Ship MIMOSA, One Hundred and Fifty years ago with the first Welsh settlers going out to Patagonia, Argentina. The Memorial is on Princes Parade, Liverpool, ( overlooking the Cruise Terminal ). Huw Edwards was in attendance along with the Welsh Minister of State…

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BOA70

BOA70

Battle of the Atlantic Memories is a specially commissioned film to document the 70th anniversary commemorations in Liverpool, with surviving Royal Navy and Merchant Navy veterans of the Battle of the Atlantic campaign. The film is a unique project documenting the reunions, the ceremonial and the personal. Liverpool plays host to an emotional, poignant and timely record of a historic…

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HMS Thetis Memorial

HMS Thetis Memorial

The 75th anniversary of the sinking of the HMS Thetis was marked by a memorial being unveiled in Birkenhead showing the names of all those who died. Here’s Bill Smith and Ronnie Swain talking about their experiences of seeing the Thetis at the time of the disaster.

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Empress of Ireland memorial service

Empress of Ireland memorial service

The Liverpool Retired Merchant Seafarers held a memorial service for the 1,012 people lost in the sinking of RMS Empress of Ireland in the Saint Lawrence river on May 29, 1914. The service took place in the Liverpool Parish Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas, Chapel Street, at 2.30pm on Thursday, May 29, 2014.

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HMS Liverpool

HMS Liverpool

Another short video from Liverpool Stories here. This time from 2012 and Liverpool’s namesake warship, HMS Liverpool as she arrives in the city for her last visit to the city before she is de-commissioned. Here’s some more information from Wikipedia

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Gerry Myles

Gerry Myles

Gerry talks about being part of the Merchant Navy Parade on Saturday 25th May 2013, part of the Battle of The Atlantic 70th anniversary commemorations.

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