Freshfield Level Crossing MP Questions Government Minister
Remembrance 2018

 ‘FORMBY REMEMBERS’

FORMBY CIVIC SOCIETY

FORMBY PARISH COUNCIL   LITTLE ALTCAR PARISH COUNCIL

FORMBY POOL TRUST   

FORMBY BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP Poppies at sunset

A series of talks to help mark the centenary of the end of World War One, remembering the contributions of people from all areas of the small rural community that was Formby at that time.

We will think about the effects on everyday life and on the families who saw loved ones leave home to fight on land and sea or join services at home and abroad in nursing or other forms of support – and we will turn our thoughts to those who had to stay at home to work and carry on life as best they could whilst praying for the safe return of those loved ones.

This was a small community in wartime. Many troops were sent to Formby for training and spent time here in billets and camps. There was a strong local link with the King’s (Liverpool) Regiment, and we will look at that. We will remember how lives changed, the impact of new laws and regulations and the need to preserve food and drink supplies through rationing.

Talks are free to all and most need no previous reservation.

PROGRAMME

Thursday  8th   November7.30 p.m

Ravenmeols Community Centre, Park Lane, Formby

“Formby Folk in WWI” Tony Pawson and John Phillips

Tuesday 13th November at 2 p.m.

Formby Library – prior reservation required  

“Formby Folk in WWI” Tony Pawson and John Phillips

Tuesday 13th November at 7.30 p.m.                                                                      

Formby Methodist Church, Elbow Lane, Formby

“From Docks and Sand: the King’s Liverpool Regiment in WWI” – Adrian Gregson

Wednesday 14th November at 7.30 p.m.

Formby Methodist Church, Elbow Lane, Formby

“World War I – Some Personal Reflections in Words and Music” - Alastair Gillies

 

There will be a Book Launch for the Formby Civic Society publication,

“A Community in Wartime: Formby 1914-18”

at Woodwards on Chapel Lane – 6.00 p.m. Monday 12th November

Also, please look out for a forthcoming talk by Alban O’Brien on

“Sassoon: the Poet, the Medal Ribbon and Freshfield”