A REMEMBRANCE service honouring those who made the ultimate sacrifice defending their country will take place at Flaybrick Memorial Gardens in Birkenhead next weekend.

The annual event, organised by the Friends of Flaybrick, will be held on Saturday, November 11.

Hundreds are expected to attend, and the service is open to members of the public who live locally or who have an interest in Flaybrick Memorial Gardens.

Anyone wishing to attend is asked to arrive from 10.40am and to assemble at the Cross of Sacrifice in front of the chapels.

The service will be led by Reverend Keith Addenbrooke from St James’s Church, Reverend Joe Smith from St Oswald’s Church and Father Michael Coughlan from Our Lady’s Church.

Among those attending the service will be: 

  • Deputy Lieutenant of Merseyside, Dr Nicholas Jedynakiewicz, who will lay a wreath on behalf of His Majesty The King
  • Mayor and Mayoress of Wirral, Councillor and Mrs Jerry Williams
  • Birkenhead MP Mick Whitley
  • Cadets and officers from 400 (Birkenhead) RAF Air Cadet Squadron

As with previous years, children from local schools will assist with readings.

Wirral Globe: Last year's remembrance service at Flaybrick Memorial GardensLast year's remembrance service at Flaybrick Memorial Gardens (Image: Graeme Dolphin / Friends of Flaybrick)

Rob Dolphin, chair of the Friends of Flaybrick, said: "We’re very much looking forward to our annual service of remembrance which is one of the most important dates in the calendar of The Friends of Flaybrick.

"Volunteers have been and will be working hard to make preparations between now and 11 November.

"We’re extremely grateful to all of our guests for taking time out of their schedules to be with us on the day.

"We also hope, as ever, that as many as our friends and supporters will be able to join us.

“After the laying of official wreaths, people will be welcome to lay their own tribute at The Cross of Sacrifice.”

You can find out more information about the Friends of Flaybrick via their website