On Sunday 11th November the Friends of Flaybrick organised the first service to be held at the site for more than forty years. The service was held to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War and was conducted by the vicar of St James’s Church, Revd. Keith Addenbrooke.
A lot of hard work and planning went into the event and we were blessed on the morning by the arrival of the sun shortly before the service began. This after several of our members worked in gentle rainfall from around 8.15 am!!
Despite there being so many other similar services around the Borough on the day, we were joined by somewhere in the region of 250 people who helped us commemorate the anniversary. The exhibition which followed enabled more than 100 other visitors to join us after they had attended services elsewhere.
The Chair of the Friends of Flaybrick, Val Doodson, unveiled a memorial marking the centenary and wreaths were laid on behalf of the Friends, Wirral Council and 2nd Beechwood Scouts and Cubs who joined us on the day.
Thanks for help in ensuring the event was a success go of course to Revd. Addenbrooke and also to E.F Mackie, monumental mason, for the construction of the memorial and Richprint, Wallasey, for their work in the printing of the order of service booklet. Our excellent sound system was provided by Steve from Tam O Shanter Urban Farm and as ever the Friends and Volunteers of Flaybrick Memorial Gardens worked so hard to ensure that the day went well.
A final thank you goes of course to the people of Wirral who yet again turned out in large numbers to support all that we do.
By Rob Dolphin