Southport Armed Forces Day

The Atkinson Salutes The Armed Forces

• Veterans • Drumhead Service • Parade • Military Vehicles • Live Music • Living History • Cadets • Craft Activities • Exhibition •

Sefton is proud to be part of The Armed Forces Covenant. It’s a promise that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces are treated fairly.

Local Veterans from SSAFA Sefton (The Armed Forces Charity) based at RAF Woodvale are to hold their Armed Forces Day event at Princess Diana Memorial Gardens in front of the Southport Town Hall, The Atkinson and along Lord Street.

The event will start with a Drumhead Service at 10:30am in the Princess Diana Memorial Gardens, with a parade starting at 11:00am on Chapel Street, taking the salute at Southport Town Hall.

Modern and vintage military vehicles will be parked on the front of The Atkinson, alongside vintage live music and living history group displays. Army, Air and Sea cadets will also be present.

In The Atkinson’s foyer you can meet groups and societies who support our Armed Forces and take part in free family friendly craft activities. Our shop will also be open to buy treats from our local makers.

In The Atkinson’s Discovery Box, The Polish Heritage Flight exhibition will be open and pilot Dave Harvey and the team will be chatting to visitors about the display.

The Atkinson’s award-winning café, A Great Little Place, will be open to serve great coffee and delicious fresh food. The Box Office and Shop will also be open on this day.

Come along in your a period vintage uniform or vintage civilian dress on the day, we would love to see you.

The Atkinson is usually closed on Sundays. The building will partially open for this special event. The Atkinson’s, library, art gallery and museum will remain closed on Sunday 25 June 2023.


The Polish Heritage Flight
15 April – 30 September 2023
Free entry /


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