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Merchant Navy Day


Sunday 6th September is Merchant Navy Day when those fallen in war are remembered. After a service in the ST. Nicholas Church, also know as the Seamen's Church, the standards of local branches of the Merchant Navy Association are paraded down to the Merchant Navy memorial at the Pier Head for a wreath laying ceremony. They are supported by the band of the training Ship Conway of the Sea Cadet Force.

Merchant Navy Day


Sunday 6th September is Merchant Navy Day when those fallen in war are remembered. After a service in the ST. Nicholas Church, also know as the Seamen's Church, the standards of local branches of the Merchant Navy Association are paraded down to the Merchant Navy memorial at the Pier Head for a wreath laying ceremony. They are supported by the band of the training Ship Conway of the Sea Cadet Force.

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I remember seeing that memorial. The sailors in the Merchant Navy were some of the bravest people during the war and without them we would not have survived. We owe them a lot
Les Auld: 1 in 4 died during the war and so many ships were sunk. Thanks for the comment Bill.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 7 Sep 2009, 08:36
Good shot Les: I always think of those WW2 convoys to Murmansk - hell on earth!
Les Auld: I just cannot imagine the conditions Chris, my dad was on anti submarine ships up there and he would never talk about it. Thanks for the comment.
That girl on the drum is really enjoying herself Les. Pity you can't have the sound to go with the picture.
Les Auld: I think she was celebrating the end of the parade Brian, thanks for the comment.
They are not remembered enough Les...We owe so much to them. Nice one Les.
Les Auld: Very true Ron, and we should remember them as they faced such dangers to get their ships into port. Thanks for the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 7 Sep 2009, 20:48
Besides the camaraderie, look at the architecture of that building!
Les Auld: There is a lot of debate about that building Ginnie, it has just won an award the "Carbuncle Cup" awarded by an architecture magazine. Although it is beginning to grow on me. Thanks for the comment.
Very nice framing. The colors pop well.
Les Auld: The light was quite good on the day Paul, so not too much processing required, thanks for the comment.

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