Residents urged to fall silent on their doorstep for Remembrance Sunday

Residents are being encouraged to mark our military veterans on their doorsteps this Remembrance Sunday. Everyone is urged to stand on their doorstep at 11am on Sunday 8th November to observe the national two-minute silence for those who have served our country. This is in place of the normal Remembrance Sunday Services which take place at […]

Liverpool marks Merchant Navy Day

Liverpool will mark Merchant Navy Day on Sunday 6 September with a special service and wreath-laying ceremony. The annual celebration raises awareness of past, present and future Merchant Navy seafarers and also remembers the 36,000 men who died at sea during World War Two. A public service of celebration will take place in the grounds […]

Manchester marks Victory over Japan day with a special online commemoration

Deputy Leader Cllr Nigel Murphy quote This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Early this year in May, many people marked the anniversary by celebrating Victory in Europe (VE Day). However, it is not commonly known that many more lives were lost in the  conflict in Japan.  What […]

Video events to commemorate 75th VJ Day in St Helens Borough

With the 75th anniversary of VJ Day (Victory over Japan) next week (Saturday 15 August), St Helens Borough Council is presenting a series of virtual projects to commemorate the occasion. VJ Day marks the surrender of Japanese forces, which in effect ended the Second World War. For months after VE Day (Victory in Europe) on […]