Wirral Globe: WWI centenary banner

UPDATED: 700 ‘Port Sunlight Volunteers’ ready for the Great Send Off today

Wirral Globe:

8:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

A SEVEN hundred strong army of volunteers will today recreate the time hundreds of factory staff in Port Sunlight marched from their homes to enlist for service in the First World War.

VIDEO: Royal unveiling for Wirral councillor's memorial to fallen of First World War

Wirral Globe:

10:20am Tuesday 2nd September 2014

PRINCE Edward will unveil Cllr Jim Crabtree's creation at the British Legion's Birkenhead branch on Monday afternoon.

World War horse to get 'animal VC' for gallantry

Wirral Globe:

12:39pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

An heroic First World War horse is to be awarded the "animals' VC" today in recognition of the gallantry of millions of animals that served during the conflict.

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War

Wirral Globe:

12:11pm Friday 29th August 2014

Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

On the right track for Wilfred Owen recital

Wirral Globe: The First World War poet Wilfred Owen

11:20am Wednesday 6th August 2014

ST Helens actor Phil Gwilliam will read Owen's poetry to passing commuters at New Brighton station this Saturday, August 9.

VIDEO: Lights out for WW1 anniversary

Wirral Globe:

11:28am Tuesday 5th August 2014

The Houses of Parliament and the London Eye as they were plunged into darkness last night to mark the 100th anniversary of Britain's entry into the First World War.

Royals plant ceramic poppies to mark lives lost in First World War

Wirral Globe: The Tower of London: One of the historic sights on the London Trekathon

10:46am Tuesday 5th August 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will join Prince Harry at the Tower of London today to each plant a ceramic poppy in an art installation symbolising the thousands of lives lost during the First World War.

Wirral marks centenary of First World War

Wirral Globe:

3:42pm Monday 4th August 2014

Wirral will mark the centenary of Britain’s entry into World War One with a series of exhibitions, workshops, archive displays and books of remembrance.

VIDEO: Duke and Duchess attend WWI memorial service in Belgium

Wirral Globe:

5:35pm Monday 4th August 2014

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend a ceremony at the Cointe Inter-allied Memorial, Liege, Belgium, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

Dignitaries gather to mark anniversary of the start of the First World War

Wirral Globe:

2:20pm Monday 4th August 2014

MORE than 1,100 people including dignitaries from around the Commonwealth have attended a service to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War.

Dedicate a tree to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the First World War

Wirral Globe:

10:44am Monday 4th August 2014

Over the next four years, the Woodland Trust will be commemorating the centenary of the First World War by planting millions of trees across the country – and you have the chance to create a lasting tribute to those who lived and served during the war.

Port Sunlight needs you for march commemorating First World War centenary

Wirral Globe: Soldiers in York during First World War

10:15am Thursday 31st July 2014

AN army of volunteers is being recruited to recreate the time hundreds of factory staff in Port Sunlight marched to enlisted for service in the First World War.

Port Sunlight war memorial features in national exhibition

Wirral Globe:

11:26am Monday 28th July 2014

THE Grade-II listed war memorial features in We Will Remember Them: London's Great War Memorials at the Wellington Arch in London.

Giants on way back to Liverpool for First World War centenary

Wirral Globe:

1:21pm Thursday 17th July 2014

GIANT street theatre spectacular Memories will be staged in the city next week.

Stanley School pupils remember First World War's brave soldiers

Wirral Globe:

10:14am Wednesday 16th July 2014

The school's annual summer concert tells the story of the soldier through letters, music and drama to his son back home.

Appeal to trace relatives of Wirral soldier killed in World War One

Wirral Globe:

11:11am Monday 7th July 2014

Fred Sumner Clark was just 33-years-old when he was killed in action in France on October 14, 1918.

Woodchurch students commemorate World War One centenary with poppy garden

Wirral Globe: Students from Woodchurch High School in the new poppy garden. Pictured from left is, Lucille Ruiz, Cameron Kinch, Craig James, James Sheppard, Leah Fessey and Eve Scoble

10:45am Thursday 3rd July 2014

The youngsters from Woodchurch High School sowed the seeds as part of a project aimed at remembering those who lost their lives in the war while growing students’ interest in gardening.

Merseyside legends join Wilfred Owen musical for centenary show

Wirral Globe: The First World War poet Wilfred Owen

10:19am Monday 23rd June 2014

Billy Butler and Dean Sullivan will head the cast of the biggest performance yet of Bullets and Daffodils at New Brighton’s Floral Pavilion this August.

D-Day 70: Live updates as Europe remembers

Wirral Globe: D-Day - credit MOD

10:00am Friday 6th June 2014

Live updates as Europe remembers the sacrifices made by the the armed forces on D-Day 70 years ago

Record commemorating life of Wilfred Owen discovered after 27 years

Wirral Globe: The First World War poet Wilfred Owen

10:00am Sunday 18th May 2014

Dave Keech wrote the lyrics for “Wilfred” in August 1986 but the recordings were lost, until now.

When the Kaiser growled, Birkenhead roared back

Wirral Globe: A fitting memorial

But when The Great War was all over, the town was left with the burden of making sense of the appalling losses sustained in achieving victory.

How the Daily Mail inspired Wilfred Owen's masterpiece

Wirral Globe: Portrait of Wilfred Owen

12:06pm Thursday 8th May 2014

CONSIDERED his masterpiece, Dulce Et Decorum Est was inspired by reading female poet Jessie Pope's verse that appeared regularly in national newspaper.

Poems of Wilfred Owen now available on audio file

Wirral Globe: The First World War poet Wilfred Owen

1:56pm Friday 21st March 2014

An initiative to make the works of Birkenhead First World War poet Wilfred Owen available at the touch of a button has been successfully launched.

Heritage lottery funding will allow Willaston to remember First World War fallen

Wirral Globe: Willaston's war memorial.

1:55pm Monday 10th March 2014

Willaston Village Festival Society has received £9,800 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its project, Lest We Forget – Willaston Remembers Its First World War Fallen.

Devastating effects of war examined in new Wilfred Owen musical

Wirral Globe: The First World War poet Wilfred Owen

11:10am Thursday 23rd January 2014

Vilomah will be premiered at the Lantern Theatre in Blundell Street, Liverpool, on March 6 and 7.

Work on WWI headstones is 'an honour'

Wirral Globe: The Tyne Cot Cemetery and Memorial in Ypres, Belgium, as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission prepares for the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War

9:59am Tuesday 14th January 2014

Keeping the names of those who sacrificed their lives during the First World War immortalised in stone forever is an honour for those responsible.

Sad secrets of Birkenhead Shaftesbury Boys' Club Golden Book

Wirral Globe: The golden book

4:27pm Tuesday 7th January 2014

Shaftesbury remembered their absent friends throughout the war, and commemorated the dead when peace, and the battered survivors, returned.

Birkenhead seaman's incredible bravery in the face of lethal danger

Wirral Globe: Minesweeper St Elvies

2:49pm Friday 10th January 2014

The British seamen’s ability to laugh in the face of danger during World War One is captured in the latest story of valour by Wirral people during the Great War.

Giants back in Liverpool for World War One commemorations

Wirral Globe: The giants wow the crowds in 2012

10:03am Tuesday 7th January 2014

THE Little Girl Giant and her playful canine companion Xolo return to the city in July.

A fitting memorial to Birkenhead's war dead? Part II

Wirral Globe: Moving off to the front along a communication trench during the First World War

3:56pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

Mike Simpson tells how feelings ran high on the day Birkenhead's memorial to the town's war dead finally was unveiled.

Wirral families invited to share treasured mementos of First World War

Wirral Globe: The First World War poet Wilfred Owen

11:17am Friday 13th December 2013

Wirral’s citizens have been asked to share their treasured memories and correspondence from family members who fought in the First World War.

Digging for YMCA Wirral's war history

Wirral Globe: Moving off to the front along a communication trench during the First World War

11:50am Wednesday 11th December 2013

Research volunteers at The Wilfred Owen Story have been commissioned by YMCA Wirral to discover the part that the organisation played in the First World War.


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