Battle of Givenchy Centenary Tour: Saturday 7th to Wednesday 11th April 2018

‘… the atmosphere that was created was very moving’ – comment by a year 9 pupil after a trip to the Somme, July 2016

55 Rose


The Hundredth Anniversary of the first day of the Battle of Givenchy – when the 55th (West Lancashire) Division fought off a massive German attack – will occur on 9th April 2018. It will be a good moment to visit the ground upon which so many soldiers from the North-West of England fought and are commemorated.


We will explore the landscape by either minibus or small coach (depending upon numbers) and on foot, takingĀ in remnants of the battlefield and the many associated memorials and cemeteries. Real soldiers’ stories will be woven into our visits, giving many opportunities for discussion, reflection and commemoration. Continue reading “Battle of Givenchy Centenary Tour: Saturday 7th to Wednesday 11th April 2018”


Frederick Wilkinson


This post was written by Victoria Doran.

Frederick Wilkinson was an older man who enlisted in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve but found himself in the trenches on the Western Front.

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WW1 Roll of Honour for Hoylake Sailing Club

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