Sefton Remembers – The Impact of War Past & Present

For Armistice Day 2017, we commemorate the impact of war past and present, with a programme of talks, events and activities, organised in partnership with Sefton Libraries and Veterans in Sefton

Join us for an important series of talks and films that showcase Maghull and the Great War Remembered: Shell Shock –the impact and aftermath an ongoing project exploring the ground-breaking treatment of shell shock at Moss Side hospital during the First World War.  Explore Sefton’s First World War heritage through an exhibition of banners and you can do your own research as well as talk to our Volunteer researchers.

Supported by historians from Manchester Metropolitan University, archives consultant Kevin Bolton and staff from our Museum together with local volunteers from throughout Merseyside will be delivering a day of talks, presentations and activities focused on the pioneering wartime work, and post-war legacy, of the now disappeared Moss Side Military Hospital.

Image is courtesy of Dr. Rowlands

Veterans in Sefton will share their stories and discuss the importance of the work they do in providing local support and help for Sefton soldiers today who suffer from PTSD.

Programme of Events

11am  – Two Minute Silence followed by Maghull Parish Handbell Ringers
11.15am – Welcome to Sefton Remembers
11.30am – Moss Side Hospital, Shell Shock & the Community. Kevin Bolton, Archives Consultant
12.15pm Not Forgotten, Shell Shock & the Centennial of the First World War. Dr Sam Edwards, Manchester Metropolitan University
1pm – Remembering Moss Side. Bill Esterson MP & Cllr June Burns, Mayor of Maghull
1.15pm – Veterans in Sefton: the work we do & the help we provide
Steve Calderbank, former Chief Petty Officer (Navy), & Dave Smith, former Sergeant Major (Army),
Founders of Veterans in Sefton.
2pm – Research stories. Adam Cree, Volunteer

Theatre Bar 2pm -4pm
Veterans in Sefton: the work we do & the help we provide
A chance for informal conversations with mentors, volunteers, families & users of the service

Meet our Volunteer Researchers
Make a poppy to add to our display (Drop in, Children’s Library 11am – 3pm)
Make a donation to Veterans in Sefton and The Atkinson Development Trust




















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